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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.    MintagePR60Straits SettlementsEdward VII1903 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1910-B ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1916-B ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1919-B ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1926 ProofTwenty CentUnknown12,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1927 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1886 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1887 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1888 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1889 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1893 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1900-H ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1902 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1903 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1905-B ProofFifty CentUnknown29,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1920 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1921 ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1903-B ProofOne DollarUnknown85,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1903 ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1904-B Incuse B ProofOne DollarUnknown15,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1907 ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1907-H ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1908 ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1919 Proof RestrikeOne DollarUnknown1,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1920 Proof RestrikeOne DollarUnknown1,300Straits SettlementsGeorge V1925 Proof RestrikeOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1925 ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1926 Proof RestrikeOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1926 ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1902 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1903 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1910-B ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1926 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1927 ProofTen CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1878 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1881 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1882-H ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1884 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1885 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1888 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1889 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1902 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1903 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1910-B ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V Oversized1920 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V Small Head1926 ProofFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V Small Head1935 ProofFive CentUnknown8,200SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H ProofFifty CentUnknown 123456789101112131415161718192021222324