Malaya & British Borneo $10 Banknote Countered Print With " 12 JUNE 1967 " On Reverse
Almost two months ago, I bought this Malaya & British Borneo $10 banknote, or more recognized as "Wang Kertas Kerbau" by the local numismatists.

It was in good very find condition, however I found a patch of correction fluid was applied on the top left on the reverse of the note. I managed to remove it by using alcohol. The correction fluid was used to cover up a counter printed date "12 JUNE 1967". The red color ink on the dated were a bit faded because I had to try to clean them.
"12 JUNE 1967" was the date that:

The first series of sen coins of Malaysia were introduced on 12 JUNE 1967 in denominations of 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 50 sen.

On 12 June 1967, the Malaysian dollar, issued by the new central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, replaced the Malaya and British Borneo dollar at par.The new currency retained all denominations of its predecessor except the $10,000 denomination, and also brought over the colour schemes of the old dollar.

On 12 JUNE 1967, the first series of Singapore coins was introduced in denominations 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 dollar.

The Orchid Series of currency notes is the earliest to be in for circulation in Singapore. Issued on 12 JUNE 1967, it has nine denominations: $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000, $10000.

On 12 JUNE 1967, Brunei coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Except for the bronze 1 cent, the coins were struck in cupro-nickel.

On 12 JUNE 1967,the government (Kerajaan Brunei) introduced notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 dollars.

All these were happened on 12 JUNE 1967.
I had checked with my Malaysian sifus and Singapore numismatists. Some of them have seen such same date (12 JUNE 1967) countered print on the same spot of a banknote but with other denominations. They were unable to explain who,when,why,where and how it was done.

A retired general manager of Charted Bank (Penang Branch) told me, he had seen many pieces of Malaya & British Borneo banknotes with same date (12 JUNE 1967) countered print on the same spot of  the banknote during his time also.
He thought it was counter chop by someone by using the stamp pad red ink. He even asked his staff to erase them but not successful also.

I am still seeking for an answer! Your good comments are welcome....


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