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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.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Type II2011 Ten SenUnknown     Type I1967 Twenty Sen49,560,0000.340.581.101.4025Type I1968 Twenty Sen40,440,0000.460.781.501.9033Type I1969 Twenty Sen15,000,0002.103.5078.80150Type I1970 Twenty Sen1,054,0000.821.302.703.4059Type I1971 Twenty Sen9,958,41911.703.504.4076Type I1973 Twenty Sen116,075,2860.160.260.550.6812Type I1976 Twenty Sen47,396,0000.220.380.780.9816Type I1977 Twenty Sen66,139,3630.220.380.780.9816Type I1978 Twenty Sen6,847,0821.101.903.904.8084Type I1979 Twenty Sen17,345,8880.340.581.101.4025Type I1980 Twenty Sen32,837,3390.280.480.981.2021Type I1981 Twenty Sen144,127,9932122222324Type I1982 Twenty Sen97,904,4620.180.280.580.7212Type I1987 Twenty Sen26,225,2890.220.380.780.9816Type I1988 Twenty Sen67,218,0750.160.260.550.6812Type II1998 Twenty Sen1,161,791,3610. II1989 Twenty Sen28,945,2250.180.280.580.7212Type II1990 Twenty Sen56,249,1930. II1991 Twenty Sen82,773,7870. II1992 Twenty Sen48,975,3660. II1993 Twenty Sen55,752,7900. II1994 Twenty Sen2,680,3391.702.905.807.30120Type II1997 Twenty Sen78,479,8040. II2000 Twenty Sen63,908,0000. II2001 Twenty Sen278,802,0000. II2002 Twenty Sen131,279,8810. II2004 Twenty Sen96,840,0000. II2005 Twenty Sen209,700,0000. II2006 Twenty Sen155,880,0000. II2007 Twenty Sen212,897,2360. II2008 Twenty Sen197,640,0002222263038Type II2009 Twenty Sen250,369,2340. II2010 Twenty SenUnknown     Type II2011 Twenty SenUnknown     Sumatran Tiger2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Orangutan2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Asiatic Elephant2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Sumatran Rhinoceros2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Slow Loris2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Barking Deer2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Tapir2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Serow2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Gaur2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Sambar Deer2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Clouded Leopard2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Proboscis Monkey2003 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Great Argus2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Straw-headed Bulbul2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812White-bellied Sea Eagle2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812123456789101112131415161718192021222324