KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia will conduct an inaugural public auction of Malaysian banknotes with special serial numbers on September 27 at Auditorium Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia.

The auction will be conducted by the central bank's appointed auctioneer, MNP Auctioneers (Central) Sdn Bhd.

"The purpose of the auction is to provide equal opportunity to all members of the public to obtain these coveted banknotes with special serial numbers such as CC8888888 or AY1234567," said Bank Negara in a statement today.

The central bank said the special serial number banknotes command premium in the collectors' market.

The auction would also serve as one of the central bank's initiative to promote interest and greater appreciation in numismatics among the general public, it added.

The proceeds from the auction will be channelled to support the bank's corporate social responsibility programmes.

Further information on the auction can be obtained at MNP’s website -- www.mnp.com.my.-- Bernama