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Malaysian Coin Values

1824 - 2013

Malaysia originated from the Malay Kingdoms, most of which from the 18th century became subject to the British Empire. The coins of various states covered in this reference include Straits Settlements, British North Borneo, Sarawak and the later states of British Malaya and Borneo. The Blue Sheet provides retail values for coins from these states to the Sheldon numerical standard designed to be used with PCGS and NGC certified coins and provides a fascinating insight into the history of Southeast Asia through its circulating coins.

In 1826 Singapore was amalgamated with the port of Malacca and Penang to form the Straits Settlements under the administration of the East India Company and while the Spanish dollar was initially suffice as a medium of exchange, the lack of low denomination coins soon became a serious burden on the economy. In 1842 the Governor of the Straits Settlements reported on the hardships faced in the colony from a lack of copper coinage stressing on the losses faced by the lower classes from the fluctuation in value of privately issued tokens and requested that 50,000 rupees of copper coinage with the denominations of one cent, half cent and quarter cent be struck for the colony. In 1845 these coins were issued providing immediately relief for the colony.

The first coins to bear the Malayan legend were issued in 1939 and this design would continue until 1950 except for brief pauses during the Japanese occupation of the region. In 1953 the currency then unified with the British North Borneo dollar and the newly issued coins bore the legend Malaya and British North Borneo. These coins continued to be struck until 1962 before the Federation of the states of Malaysia.

East India Company1824 - 45British India1862Sarawak1863 - 1941Straits Settlements1871 - 1935British North Borneo1882 - 1941British Trade Dollars1895 - 1935British Malaya1939 - 50Malaya and British North Borneo1953 - 62Federation1967 - 2013
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 Sans WWQuarter Cent34,327,0001101703103601,100Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 With WWHalf Cent18,737,000991502603504,000Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 Sans WWHalf CentIncl. in above1202003804402,100Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 Sans WWOne Cent18,526,000931402604702,500Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 Quarter Cent3,368,0002105201,1001,40024,000Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 Half Cent4,590,0001903004901,0003,500Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 One Cent9,321,000691001804301,900SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H Fifty Cent40,0003906201,2002,30039,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1906-H Fifty Cent10,0009701,5003,1003,900100,000SarawakCharles V Brooke1927-H Fifty Cent200,0002003105907301,400SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H Twenty Cent75,0003305401,0001,1002,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1906-H Twenty Cent25,0002103406508104,100SarawakCharles J Brooke1910-H Twenty Cent25,0003605801,1001,40017,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1911-H Twenty Cent15,00021033063078012,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1913-H Twenty Cent25,0002503907609409,600SarawakCharles J Brooke1915-H Twenty Cent25,0001,6002,6005,3006,60068,000SarawakCharles V Brooke1920-H Twenty Cent25,0003405501,1001,60011,000SarawakCharles V Brooke1927-H Twenty Cent250,000991402703301,100SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H Ten Cent150,000931302403001,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1906-H Ten Cent50,0001302003704608,100SarawakCharles J Brooke1910-H Ten Cent50,0001402104004901,100SarawakCharles J Brooke1911-H Ten Cent100,0001903005707101,200SarawakCharles J Brooke1913-H Ten Cent100,000150240460570920SarawakCharles J Brooke1915-H Ten Cent100,00036451102303,700SarawakCharles V Brooke Type I1920-H Ten Cent150,0001402204205201,100SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1920-H Ten Cent800,0005882140170530SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1927-H Ten Cent1,000,000324297180640SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1934-H Ten Cent2,000,0004866110130250SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H Five Cent200,0003305301,0001,3001,600SarawakCharles J Brooke1908-H Five Cent40,000801203207805,600SarawakCharles J Brooke1911-H Five Cent40,0001402104105102,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1913-H Five Cent100,0001602605006202,200SarawakCharles J Brooke1915-H Five Cent100,00039541403301,500SarawakCharles V Brooke Type I1920-H Five Cent100,0001702605106402,200SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1920-H Five Cent400,0001101704501,0009,200SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1927-H Five Cent600,000263270130430SarawakJames Brooke1863 One CentUnknown1001502805902,300SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1870 One CentUnknown87130240290740SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1879 One Cent750,0007301,2002,4003,0004,800SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1880 One Cent1,070,0002003106107603,100SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1882 One Cent1,070,0001101703204001,500SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1884 One Cent1,070,0001201903604401,800SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1885 One Cent2,140,0001201903604404,500SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1886 One Cent3,210,00088130240290780SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1887 One Cent1,605,0001402204305401,000SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1888 One Cent2,140,000415486100920SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1889 One Cent535,0001101703203904,300SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1889-H One Cent2,675,0001502404605705,800SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1889/8-H OverdateOne CentIncl. in above13028066085012,000SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1890-H One Cent3,210,00040561503709,000123456789101112131415161718192021222324