Negara released commemorative banknotes at Bank Negara's Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement. The new banknotes honour the contribution of the Council of Rulers which resulted in the nation’s independence on 31st August 1957.
A single RM600 banknote will be sold for RM1,700 a piece; uncut 3-in-1 RM60 banknotes with a face value of RM180 will be sold for RM500 and single RM60 banknotes with a face value of RM60 will be available for RM120. The banknote measures 370mm by 220mm, making it the biggest in the world. The theme for the design is "Raja Payung Kedaulatan Negara" and the note comes with better security features.
Orders can be placed from 5th January 2018. Balloting will be conducted in case of over-subscription. Four types of commemorative coins were also issued along with His Majesty's installation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. These coins will be showcased from 21st December at Bank Negara's Museum and Art Gallery and at the bank's offices. Orders for the coins can be placed from 5th January.