Modern Currency Systems

The coinages of the Far East have been radically altered by Western influences over the last 200 years. Western technology, colonialism and its collapse, have had enduring influences on the currencies of South East Asia

 

The impact of Western technology

European commercial empires in South East Asia

Post-Colonialism

Money without coins

Board of Commissioners of the Currency,
Malaya, 1 cent note, 1941

Board of Commissioners of the Currency,
Malaya, 1 cent, 1941.
Fitzwilliam Museum

 

 


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Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum.