KUALA LUMPUR: The RM20 note has returned along with a new series of safety-improved banknotes that will be circulated from Monday.
The RM20 denomination was introduced in 1982 but discontinued in 1995.
In a statement here, Bank Negara said it would be re-introduced and circulated together with the denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10 and RM100.
The existing notes of these denominations remain legal tender and will continue to be circulated.
The current RM50 banknote, issued in December 2007, remains in circulation.
The central bank said the new series use the latest technology to enhance security features, including shadow image, clear window, watermark portraits with pixel and highlighted numerals.
The other features are colour shifting security thread, micro lens thread, perfect see-through register and coloured glossy patch.
The notes will also have tactile identification to help the visually impaired to identify and distinguish the different denominations.
A polymer substrate is used for the new RM1 and RM5 banknotes.
Themed Distinctively Malaysia, the latest banknotes series draws its inspiration from the country's diverse culture, heritage and nature.
Bank Negara advised all relevant parties to expedite their machine calibration to accept the new banknotes.
For more information on the new banknotes, visit the central bank's website at www.bnm.gov.my.