Malaysian Bank Negara launched its new currency series that will be made available in the second half of 2012. The new currency series comprises newly designed banknotes and coins. The series will comprise of newly designed banknotes and coins in denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100. This latest series themed ‘Distinctively Malaysia’ incorporates elements of the country’s natural treasures, culture and heritage. The new series of banknotes incorporated enhanced security features in line with the latest advancements in banknote technology. The security features for the new banknotes include shadow image, clear window, watermark portrait with pixel and highlighted numerals, colour shifting security thread, micro lens thread, perfect see-through register, coloured glossy patch for public recognition. Other feastures also includes tactile identification which enables the visually impaired to identify and distinguish the different denominations.