Yes, if we have some special numbered banknotes, it may be good to also bring along to the auction and get some expert opinions from the auctioneer, Mr. Stephen Soon. No one knows if that piece of RM1 that you have currently may be worth a holiday for your family. 🙂
As per BNM, the auction is to provide equal opportunity to all members of the public to obtain these coveted banknotes with special serial numbers such as AZ10000000 or AA8888888. These special serial number banknotes may command premium in the collectors’ market. The auction will also serve as one of the initiatives by BNM to promote interest and greater appreciation in numismatics amongst the general public. The types of banknotes that will be auctioned include sets of the first 10 banknotes (e.g. BM 0000001 – 0000010), solid numbers (e.g. AR 8888888), super solid numbers with repetitive prefix (e.g. BB 3333333), ten millions numbers with repetitive prefix (e.g. CC 10000000) and ladder numbers (e.g. BK1234567).
To be eligible to bid, registration for online bidding can be done at www.best2bid.com. Further information on the auction can be obtained at MNP’s website, www.mnp.com.my Actually, even if it’s just to learn what’s so awesome about banknotes, why not register and attend the event. Yes, usually the bidders would include even non-Malaysians too. Happy learning.
written on 25 Aug 2016
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