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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.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Asian Fairy Bluebird2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Collared Kingfisher2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Rhinoceros Hornbill2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Nicobar Pigeon2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Crested Wood Partridge2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Black and Red Broadbill2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Great Egret2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Green Imperial Pigeon2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Brown Shrike2005 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Green Turtle2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Hawksbill Turtle2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Bottlenose Dolphin2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Painted Terrapin2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Olive Ridley Turtle2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Leatherback Turtle2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Dugong2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Siamese Freshwater Crocodile2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Whale Shark2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Malayan Gharial Crocodile2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Estuarine Crocodile2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Irrawady Dolphin2006 Twenty Five Sen100,0000.220.380.780.9812Type I1981 Fifty Sen22,969,29725295388200Type I1967 Security EdgeFifty Sen15,000,000*1.402.304.605.80100Type I1968 Security EdgeFifty Sen12,000,000*2.303.907.809.70160Type I1969 Security EdgeFifty Sen2,000,000*172958731,200Type I1971 Fifty Sen8,403,5631.101.903.904.8084Type I1973 Fifty Sen50,134,6550.580.981.902.4042Type I1977 Fifty Sen17,719,8880.821.302.703.4059Type I1978 Fifty Sen11,033,4391.402.304.605.80100Type I1979 Fifty Sen5,361,1461.702.905.807.30120Type I1980 Fifty Sen15,911,3670.821.302.703.4059Type I1982 Fifty Sen20,584,9980.580.981.902.4042Type I1983 Fifty Sen11,560,3000.701.102.302.9050Type I1984 Fifty Sen10,139,1170.701.102.302.9050Type I1985 Fifty Sen7,115,1620.941.503.103.9067Type I1986 Fifty Sen8,193,4780.941.503.103.9067Type I1987 Fifty Sen7,696,1170.941.503.103.9067Type I1988 Fifty Sen26,778,1830.580.981.902.4042Type I1967 Milled EdgeFifty Sen15,000,000*41681301702,900Type I1968 Milled EdgeFifty Sen12,000,000*52881702203,800Type I1969 Milled EdgeFifty Sen2,000,000*991603304107,100Type II1998 Fifty Sen401,622,1350.180.280.580.7212Type II1989 Fifty Sen6,639,0570.460.781.501.9033Type II1990 Fifty Sen26,276,4640.070.120.220.285Type II1991 Fifty Sen20,720,5310.090.160.300.386.70Type II1992 Fifty Sen15,134,9920.090.160.300.386.70Type II1993 Fifty Sen7,657,9910.520.881.702.2038Type II1994 Fifty Sen6,565,9140.701.102.302.9050Type II1995 Fifty Sen1,650,4232.303.907.809.70160Type II1996 Fifty Sen7,475,7900.460.781.501.9033123456789101112131415161718192021222324