BND – Brunei Dollar

Monetary System

12.06.1967: 1 Brunei dollars (BND) = 100 cents

Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) was established on 1 January 2011, succeeding the Brunei Currency & Monetary Board.
For more information, visit www.ambd.gov.bn.

2011 – 2016 Issues

While these notes are issued by the newly created Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam, the name of the AMBD does not appear on them, but rather, they continue to carry the country name as NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM. On the 2011-dated notes, the dots in the upper left front corner were intended to assist the sight-impaired, but they can’t be felt tactilely. On the later 1-dollar notes, the printed dot has been replaced by an embossed dot.

Description: 1.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 141 x 69 mm

Blue. Front: Malay text; Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque and ceremonial barge; flower as registration device; bunga simpur (dillenia suffruticosa) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan; lagoon; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation (Yayasan) building; flower. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan and HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 5.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 141 x 69 mm

Green and yellow. Front: Malay text; Lapau (Royal Ceremonial Hall); flower as registration device; bunga kunyit (curcuma longa) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Lapau (Royal Ceremonial Hall) building and fountain; flower. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan and HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red, yellow, and brown. Front: Malay text; Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan; flower as registration device; rancah rancah (cosmos caudatus) flowers; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan; flower. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan and HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

2017 Commemorative Issues

This 50-dollar note commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore. Brunei introduced one million notes, and Singapore introduced two million notes, all at face value. Banks in both countries offered sets of notes in complimentary folders. The commemorative notes were jointly designed by Abdul Ajihis Haji Terawih, Eng Siak Loy, and Weng Ziyan.

Description: 50.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 158 x 75 mm

Gold, brown, green, purple, and red. Front: Malay text; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid and simpur gajah (riverside simpur) flower; Istana Nurul Iman (Palace of the Faith Light), Brunei and Istana (office of the president), Singapore; Brunei coat of arms; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. Back: English and Malay text; four standing Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Singapore Armed Forces soldiers wearing ceremonial uniforms, holding swords (defense); gazebo in Botanic Gardens, Singapore and rope suspension bridge in Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei (tourism); four seated students reading open books (education). No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Unknown. Printer: (Unknown). 158 x 75 mm. Polymer (Guardian).
This note was honored with the Best Applied Security Product award at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2017 for its use of CCL Secure’s color-shifting Latitude feature.

Description: 50.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 158 x 75 mm

This 50-dollar note was issued to commemorate the 50thanniversary (golden jubilee) of the accession to the throne by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah.

Yellow, brown, red, and orange. Front: Malay text; Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan; coronation ceremony; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing Royal Brunei Armed Forces ceremonial uniform; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; coat of arms; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah standing in adoring crowd. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Unknown. Printer: (Unknown). 158 x 75 mm. Polymer (Guardian).

2007 Commemorative Issues

This 20-dollar note commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore.

Description: 20.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 149 x 72 mm

Orange. Front: Malay text; Tapak kuda laut (ipomoea pes-capre), plant that symbolizes the treaty; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear. Back: English and Malay text; Singapore’s esplanade and buildings along the city’s waterfront; Singapore and Brunei coats of arms; the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque; Royal Barge; Water Village. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan and HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 149 x 72 mm. Polymer.

2007 Numismatic Products

These notes commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore. A total of 12,000 overprinted sets of Singapore and Brunei notes bearing matching serial numbers and BND/SGD prefixes were sold for S$88 (US$60). 10,000 sets were allocated to Singapore and the remaining 2,000 sets went to Brunei. Although the notes contained in the sets are the same, the folders are different. As a result, the Brunei sets command a premium over the Singapore sets due to their relative rarity.

Description: 20 BND – Brunei Dollar and 20 SGD – Singapore Dollar

Brown 40TH ANNIVERSARY CURRENCY INTERCHANGEABILITY AGREEMENT ovpt on Brunei B206 (prefix BND) and red 40th Anniversary Currency Interchangeability Agreement ovpt on Singapore note (prefix SDG). Intro: 27.06.2007. (See 2007-Numismatic Pruduct 20.00 SGD )

Brunei Currency & Monetary Board

The Brunei Currency Board, which was originally formed on 12 June 1967, was renamed the Brunei Currency & Monetary Board (BCMB) on 1 February 2004, pursuant to Section 3(1) of the Currency and Monetary Order, 2004. The BCMB had the sole authority to issue currency notes and coins in Brunei and also functions to maintain external reserves to safeguard the international value of the Brunei dollars and to promote monetary stability in Brunei.
For more information, visit http://www.mof.gov.bn/English/BCMB/Pages/default.aspx.

2004 – 2013 Issues

With the introduction of these notes, Brunei completed its transformation to an all-polymer currency. The rainforest theme is continued on the front of all of these denominations, as well as the backs of the 100- and 500-dollar notes.

Description: 50.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 158 x 75 mm

Turquoise, gold, and blue. Front: Malay text; Tepus kantan (etlingera solaris) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Belukar tropikal (tropical shrub). No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 158 x 75 mm. Polymer.
The date printed in the lower right corner on the back was the Sultan’s 58th birthday.

Description: 100.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 158 x 75 mm

Brown, yellow, and gold. Front: Malay text; Kuduk-kuduk (melastoma malabathricum) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Pulau Chermin landscape with trees and river. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 158 x 75 mm. Polymer.
The date printed in the lower right back of B202a was the Sultan’s 58th birthday.

Description: 500.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 175 x 80 mm

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.

Description: 1,000.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 175 x 80 mm

Light green, brown, deep pink. Front: Malay text; Akar bilaran (merremia borneensis) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and dastar headgear; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Ministry of Finance building in Bandar Seri Begawan. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Sultan. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 175 x 80 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10,000.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 175 x 80 mm
Information: Currently we do not buy the 10,000 BND notes

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.
This 10,000 BND – Brunei Dollar note was tied with the SGD-Singapore 10,000-dollar note (see the 10K-SGD) for the circulating note with the highest face value in the world.

1996 – 2008 Issues

This series saw the introduction of the first polymer notes in Brunei, all of which share a common rainforest theme. The higher-denomination notes are printed on paper and feature illustrations of modernity. The shadow image and latent image of HB are the initials of the sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah.

Description: 1.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 141 x 69 mm

Blue. Front: Malay text; coat of arms; simpur gajah (riverside simpur) flower; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and songkok headgear. Back: English and Malay text; Airterjun hutan tropika (rainforest waterfall) trees and plants. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 5.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 141 x 69 mm

Green and yellow. Front: Malay text; coat of arms; somboi somboi (pitcher plant); Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and songkok headgear. Back: English and Malay text; Lantai hutan tropika (rainforest floor) trees and plants. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 BND – Brunei Dollar Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red, yellow, and brown. Front: Malay text; coat of arms; keladi lanut (purple-leafed forest yam); Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah wearing uniform and songkok headgear. Back: English and Malay text; Kanopi hutan tropika (rainforest canopy) plants and trees. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): HB. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Brunei Currency Board

The Brunei Currency Board (BCB) was established on 12 June 1967, by the 1967 Currency Act in Chapter 32 of the Laws of Brunei. As stipulated in Section 9(1) of the Act, it had the sole right to manage and issue currency notes and coins in Brunei. The currency issued by the BCB is designated by Section 13 of the act to serve as legal tender within the state. Brunei Darussalam commenced issuance of its own currency on 12 June 1967. Prior to this date, the Board of Commissioners of Currency which was reconstituted under the Malaya British Borneo Currency Agreement 1960, was the sole currency-issuing authority in Malaysia, the Republic of Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam, which was then known as the State of Brunei.
A currency interchangeability agreement was established between Singapore and Brunei Darussalam, which remains in effect. This agreement allows both countries to interchange their currencies at par. The individual currencies are acceptable as customary tender when circulating in the country in which they are not legal tender.
For more information, visit www.finance.gov.bn/bcb/bcb_index.htm.