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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.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62MalaysiaPrime Minister1971 One Hundred Ringgit100,0003,3003,3003,5003,6003,800MalaysiaMalaysia Mousedeer2001 One Hundred RinggitUnknown     Malaysia3rd Malaysia Plan1976 Two Hundred Ringgit50,000162754681,100Malaysia9th S.E.A. Games1977 Two Hundred Ringgit12,000172958731,200MalaysiaEPF 25th Anniversary1976 Two Hundred Fifty Ringgit30,000223774921,600MalaysiaIndependence 30th Anniversary1987 Two Hundred Fifty Ringgit5,0009.30153139670MalaysiaConservation1976 Five Hundred Ringgit2,9845,9006,0007,0007,9009,800Malaysia4th Malaysia Plan1981 Five Hundred Ringgit20,00012214253920MalaysiaIndependence 25th Anniversary1982 Five Hundred Ringgit20,000110190390490990MalaysiaType I1971 NickelOne Sen1 known1,6002,7005,4006,8009,300Malaysia5th Malaysia Plan1986 Five Hundred Ringgit10,00012214253920Malaysia50th Anniversary of Parliament2009 One Ringgit10,0000.280.480.981.2021MalaysiaMalaysia Mousedeer2001 Two Hundred RinggitUnknown     MalaysiaType III2012 Five SenUnknown     MalaysiaType III2012 Ten SenUnknown     MalaysiaType III2012 Twenty SenUnknown     MalaysiaType III2012 Fifty SenUnknown     Malaysia3rd Malaysia Plan1980 Ten Ringgit200,0000.400.681.301.7029Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintagePR60SarawakCharles V Brooke1927-H ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1871 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1878 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1879-H ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1881 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1882-H ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1883-H ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1884 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1885 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1886 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1887 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1888 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1889 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1890-H ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1893 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1900 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1900-H ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1871 Plain Edge ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1877 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1878 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1879-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1880-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1882-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1884 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1886 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1888 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1889 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1893 ProofTwenty CentUnknown92,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1900-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1902 ProofTwenty CentUnknown 123456789101112131415161718192021222324