Malaysian Collector pays £14,000 for '8' Serial Banknote

The Red Fed

The Red Fed

2015-07-06 16:11:44

Repeating serial numbers are among the most sought after modern banknotes for collectors out there, as proven by the fact a Malaysian collector has paid the equivalent of £14,000 for this RM100 banknote with the serial code of AA8888888.

The banknote was auctioned by Bank Negara Malaysia, attracting bidders from all over as the number 8 is supposedly lucky in certain parts of Asia, with it promising to bring prosperity. In addition to that, the double 'A' prefix made it even more attractive to collectors. 

 The note was just one of the lots available at the bank's auction, with the ironyof spending £14,000 in the hope of being prosperous apparently being lost on many. 

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