20 Malaysian ringgit Banknote Design
The 20 Malaysian ringgit note front design features the portrait of Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad (1895 – 1960, who was the first Paramount Ruler (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) of the Federation of Malaya, eighth Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Seri Menanti, and second Yang di-Pertuan Besar of modern Negeri Sembilan; followed by the Chinese hibiscus, or China rose, also known as Hawaiian hibiscus or rose mallow, that is the national flower of Malaysia.
The reverse of the note illustrates a Hawksbill Turtle and a Leatherback Turtle on a coral reef background. The design is completed with the Bank Negara Malaysia Logo. The lettering of the note is presented in the Malay language. This note is part of the 2011 – 2016 series, and its color is orange and multicolor.
Text: BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA 20 WANG INI SAH DIPERLAKUKAN DENGAN NILAI RINGGIT MALAYSIA, بڠک نݢارا مليسيا ريڠڬيت مليسيا.
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The Malaysian ringgit is the official currency of Malaysia.
In 1967 the Malaysian ringgit replaced the Malaya and British Borneo dollar at par.
The Bank Negara Malaysia issued the first banknotes in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $50, and also $100.
In 1982 Malaysia introduced the second banknote series, which introduced the $20 and $500 notes, also followed by the $1000 in 1894.
Also, in 1993, Malaysia replaced the $ 1 note with a coin.
In 1996 Malaysia introduced the third banknotes series, in denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50, and RM100.
In 2008 Malaysia introduced the fourth and currently circulating banknote.
Although all four series of banknotes (save the 500 and 1000) are still legal currency, specific merchants may refuse to accept the first and second series banknotes (rarely seen now).
Malaysia currency symbol
The official currency symbol: is RM. The term “ringgit” originally referred to the serrated edges of silver Spanish dollars that circulated widely in the region from the Philippines to the Spanish East Indies.