Thursday, March 20, 2008
Malaya $10 1940
This is probably one of the more difficult note for me to obtain. This note and the 10 cents and 25 cents paper notes issued just at the start of the Second World War were the only surviving set of paper notes issued by the Straits Settlement Government. The printers sent a whole set of currency but the story was that the German intercepted the ship that carried the other currencies and only these three notes were able to reach Malaya and Singapore.
For Brunei, this note is the first ever paper currency note to carry the Brunei crest (see lower quarter right). The subsequent notes have been with the national crest.