You can start going through your RM 1 notes to see if you have this RM 1 above. If you have, you are actually RM999 richer. This note is actually worth at least RM 1,000 in Malaysia. Of course, the note should be in mint condition. This note is known as “RM 1 Aishah” or “RM 1 Aisyah” . It is one of the very few RM 1 that is signed by Governor Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan, the 6th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) from September 1998 to April 2010.
HOW CAN THIS RM 1 NOTE WORTH RM1000 ?
This RM 1 note signed by Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan was released to the market by mistake during the transition period of Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan and Tan Seri Zeti Aziz as the governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. “The RM 1 Aishah” which is signed by Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan was accidentally released by BNM Penang as they did not receive the order to stop using the RM 1 as compared to other BNM branches in Malaysia. After realizing the mistakes, all RM 1 signed by Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan was withdrawn and completely destroyed. It is estimated that only about 50,000 copies of RM 1 signed by Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan was accidentally released to market.
WHERE SHOULD I SELL IT ?
This RM 1 Aishah is highly sought after by collectors due to it’s scarcity. Any coins or notes which are rare and released by mistakes will have higher values.
Do make sure that you have the same RM1 design which is signed by ‘Aishah’or Tan Sri Ali Abdul Hassan. The note below is the typical RM 1 note that is signed by Zeti Aziz which is worth the usual RM1