Special stamps to mark Bank Negara’s 50th anniversary

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KUALA LUMPUR: Stamp collectors can now obtain the special  premium  stamps issued by Pos Malaysia in conjunction with Bank Negara’s 50th anniversary beginning Jan 18.

COLLECTORS ITEM: Maisara Noor Ahmad  showing the Bank Negara 50th anniversary silver foil stamps on sale. — Bernama

COLLECTORS ITEM: Maisara Noor Ahmad showing the Bank Negara 50th anniversary silver foil stamps on sale. — Bernama

Pos Malaysia’s head of stamps and philately, Yasmin Ramli said besides using the visual of the Bank Negara’s 50th anniversary coin, the uniqueness of the stamp was in the material used in the printing which was 99.9 per cent silver-based.

“The exclusive stamp is printed in RM50 denomination and we only produce 5,000 pieces of the stamp,” she said  yesterday.

By producing the stamps, Pos Malaysia could indirectly expose to the public the types of coins minted and the role played by Bank Negara during the 50 years of its inception, she said.

“The bilateral cooperation is in recognition of the role played by Bank Negara especially in the country’s economic development and introducing to the public the first stamp to be printed using the silver metal foil printing technique,” she said.

Pos Malaysia is also issuing stamps carrying the 10-sen, 20-sen and 50-sen coins as visuals in denomination of 50 sen as well as first day covers in conjunction with the anniversary. – Bernama