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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.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62MalaysiaXIII Non Aligned Movement Summit2003 One Ringgit9,4000.400.681.301.7029MalaysiaLangkawi International Maritime and Aerospace2003 One Ringgit25,0000.340.581.101.4019Malaysia10th Session of Islamic Summit Conference2003 One Ringgit25,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia100 Years of Tunku Abdul Rahman2005 One Ringgit25,0000.340.581.101.4025MalaysiaIslamic Development Bank 30th Annual Meeting2005 One Ringgit20,0000.180.280.580.7212Malaysia11th ASEAN Summit2005 One Ringgit20,0000.340.581.101.4021MalaysiaSongket the Regal Heritage2006 One Ringgit20,0000.340.581.101.4021Malaysia50th Anniversary of Mara Technology University2006 One Ringgit12,0500.460.781.501.9033Malaysia50th Years FELDA2006 One Ringgit10,0000.220.380.780.9816Malaysia9th Malaysia Plan2006 One Ringgit10,0000.400.681.301.7029Malaysia200 Years Police Force2007 One Ringgit20,0002.904.809.7012210MalaysiaYang Di Pertuan Agong XIII2007 One Ringgit10,0000.460.781.501.9033Malaysia50th Anniversary of Independence2007 One Ringgit10,0000.460.781.501.9033Malaysia50th Anniversary of Royal Malaysian Air Force2008 One Ringgit10,0000.400.681.301.7021Malaysia100th Anniversary of St John Ambulance2008 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia50th Anniversary of Central Bank of Malaysia2009 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021MalaysiaInternational Year of Astronomy2009 One Ringgit10,0000.340.581.101.4021Malaysia75th Anniversary of Royal Malaysian Navy2009 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia125th Year of Malayan Railway2010 One Ringgit15,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia50th Year of Bunga Raya as National Flower2010 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia125th Anniversary Department of Survey and Mapping2010 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia50th Anniversary of WWF2011 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021Malaysia100th Anniversary of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts2012 One Ringgit15,0000.280.480.981.2012MalaysiaYang Di Pertuan Agong XIV2012 One Ringgit15,0000.220.380.780.9812Malaysia50th Anniversary of the Formation of Malaysia2013 One Ringgit25,0000.220.380.780.9812Malaysia15th Century of Hejira1981 One Ringgit500,0002325375186Malaysia80th Anniversary of Malaysia Armed Forces2013 One Ringgit25,0000.280.480.981.2012Malaysia50th Anniversary of Muzium Negara2013 One Ringgit25,0000.220.380.780.9812MalaysiaPrime Minister1971 Five Ringgit2,000,00028314767120MalaysiaXV Sea Games1989 Five Ringgit500,000     MalaysiaCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting1989 Five Ringgit150,0000.220.380.780.9816MalaysiaKuala Lumpur 100 Years1990 Five Ringgit100,0000.340.581.101.4025MalaysiaWorld Wide Fund for Nature1992 Five Ringgit100,0000.220.380.780.9816MalaysiaIndependence 30th Anniversary1987 Ten Ringgit50,0000.340.581.101.4025MalaysiaShah Alam City2000 Ten Ringgit1,0000.460.781.501.9033Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintagePR60Malaysia50th Anniversary of WWF2011 ProofTen Ringgit350 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62MalaysiaConservation1976 Fifteen Ringgit40,00063100210260320MalaysiaXV Sea Games1989 Fifteen Ringgit50,0002.103.5078.70150Malaysia4th Malaysia Plan1981 Twenty Ringgit100,0000.701.102.302.9050MalaysiaEPF 25th Anniversary1976 Twenty Five Ringgit100,0000.580.981.902.4042MalaysiaConservation1976 Twenty Five Ringgit40,0002.103.5078.70110Malaysia9th S.E.A. Games1977 Twenty Five Ringgit100,0002.904.809.7012210MalaysiaIndependence 25th Anniversary1982 Twenty Five Ringgit150,0001.702.905.807.30120MalaysiaBank of Negara 25th Anniversary1984 Twenty Five Ringgit98,0001.101.903.904.8084Malaysia5th Malaysia Plan1986 Twenty Five Ringgit80,0000.881.402.903.6063MalaysiaCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting1989 Twenty Five Ringgit30,0000.701.102.302.9050MalaysiaKuala Lumpur 100 Years1990 Twenty Five Ringgit25,0000.941.503.103.9067MalaysiaBank of Negara 30th Anniversary1989 Thirty Ringgit47,0000.941.503.103.9067MalaysiaMalaysia Mousedeer2001 Fifty RinggitUnknown0.881.402.903.6063Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62 Unknown     123456789101112131415161718192021222324