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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 II1997 Fifty Sen16,143,3270.090.160.300.386.70Type II1999 Fifty Sen12,085,0000.180.280.580.7212Type II2000 Fifty Sen48,206,0000.180.280.580.7212Type II2001 Fifty Sen67,371,0000.060.100.200.244.20Type II2002 Fifty Sen61,928,0000.060.100.200.244.20Type II2003 Fifty Sen32,580,0000.060.100.200.244.20Type II2004 Fifty Sen37,890,0000.060.100.200.244.20Type II2005 Fifty Sen691,680,0060.060.100.200.244.20Type II2006 Fifty Sen19,480,0000.040.060.120.142.50Type II2007 Fifty Sen69,030,0000.040.060.120.142.50Type II2008 Fifty Sen61,380,0000.040.060.120.142.50Type II2009 Fifty Sen94,691,7830.040.060.120.142.50Type II2010 Fifty SenUnknown0.020.040.080.101.60Type II2011 Fifty SenUnknown0.020.040.080.101.60Type I1971(BNM) Serif M on edgeOne Ringgit1,878,99524274466130Type I1971(L) Sans Serif M on EdgeOne Ringgit500,0000.941.503.103.9067Type I1980 One Ringgit472,0950.580.981.902.4042Type I1981 One Ringgit764,7950.340.581.101.4025Type I1982 One Ringgit201,5500.701.102.302.9050Type I1984 One Ringgit355,4720.460.781.501.9033Type I1985 One Ringgit301,5830.460.781.501.9033Type I1986 One Ringgit252,4730.580.981.902.4042Type II1992 One Ringgit139,041,7500.120.200.380.488.40Type II1989 One Ringgit20,409,9950.220.380.780.9816Type II1990 One Ringgit80,101,9980.180.280.580.7212Type II1991 One Ringgit169,000,8680.120.200.380.488.40Type II1993 One Ringgit178,893,8100.120.200.380.488.40Type III1993 One Ringgit178,893,8100.120.200.380.488.40Type III1994 One Ringgit36,899,0260.220.380.780.9816Type III1995 One Ringgit133,172,5800.120.200.380.488.40Type III1996 One Ringgit59,460,0000.180.280.580.7212Bank 10th Anniversary1969 One Ringgit1,000,0000.400.681.301.7029Kuala Lumpur1973 One Ringgit500,0000.340.581.101.4025EPF 25th Anniversary1976 One Ringgit500,0000.340.581.101.40253rd Malaysia Plan1976 One Ringgit1,000,0000.280.480.981.20219th S.E.A. Games1977 One Ringgit1,000,0000.280.480.981.202120th Anniversary Independence1977 One Ringgit50,0000.340.581.101.4025Rubber 100th Anniversary1977 One Ringgit50,0000.220.380.780.9816Bank of Negara 20th Anniversary1979 One Ringgit300,0000.580.981.902.40424th Malaysia Plan1981 One Ringgit1,000,0000.220.380.780.9816Independence 25th Anniversary1982 One Ringgit1,500,0002427436412035th Conference of PATA1986 One Ringgit500,0000.340.581.101.40255th Malaysia Plan1986 One Ringgit1,000,0000.220.380.780.9816Independence 30th Anniversary1987 One Ringgit1,000,0000.220.380.780.98165th Thomas and Uber Cup Championships2000 One Ringgit2,000,000     Shah Alam City2000 One Ringgit10,000     XXI SEA Games2001 One Ringgit200,0000.180.280.580.721210th Mens Hockey World Cup2002 One Ringgit100,0000.280.480.981.2021Yang Di Pertuan Agong XII2002 One Ringgit100,0000.400.681.301.702945th National Day2002 One Ringgit10,0000.460.781.501.9033123456789101112131415161718192021222324