Brunei new 500- and 10,000-dollar polymer notes (B203a and B205a) confirmed

B203 (P31): 500 dollars (US$360)

Orange. Front: Malay text; Misai kucing (orthosiphon aristatus) java tea flowers; Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III wearing uniform and cap; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan; lagoon; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation (Yayasan) building. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 175 x 80 mm. Polymer. 

a. 2006. Sig. 1: Bolkiah. Prefix D/1, D/2.
Intro: 28.12.2006.

B205 (P33): 10,000 dollars (US$7,200)

Green and brown. Front: Malay text; Pangarut timun dendang (passiflora foetida) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Legislative Council (Parliament) building in Bandar Seri Begawan. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 181 x 90 mm. Polymer. 

a. 2006. Sig. 1: Bolkiah. Prefix B/1. Intro: 28.12.2006.

B205 was tied with the Singapore 10,000-dollar note (B138) for the circulating note with the highest face value in the world.

Courtesy of Stane Straus.

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