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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.    MintagePR60SarawakCharles J Brooke1906-H ProofFifty CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1909 ProofOne DollarUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1874 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1874-H ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1890 ProofOne CentUnknown38,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1890 Proof SilverOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Proof GoldOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Proof SilverOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1895 ProofOne CentUnknown33,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1898 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1898 Proof SilverOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1903 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1904 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1908 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1919 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsGeorge V1920 ProofOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872 ProofHalf CentUnknown55,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1874 ProofHalf CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H ProofHalf CentUnknown48,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1875 ProofHalf CentUnknown43,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1875-W ProofHalf CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1884 ProofHalf CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1890 ProofHalf CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Proof GoldHalf CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Proof SilverHalf CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEdward VII1904 ProofHalf CentUnknown32,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V Round1916 ProofHalf CentUnknown56,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V Square1932 ProofHalf CentUnknown39,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1873 ProofQuarter CentUnknown21,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1872 ProofQuarter CentUnknown21,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1875 ProofQuarter CentUnknown15,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1875-W ProofQuarter CentUnknown14,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1884 ProofQuarter CentUnknown12,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1889 ProofQuarter CentUnknown14,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1890 ProofQuarter CentUnknown14,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Gold ProofQuarter CentUnknown640,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Proof SilverQuarter CentUnknown140,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1898 ProofQuarter CentUnknown14,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1898 Silver ProofQuarter CentUnknown140,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1904 ProofQuarter CentUnknown16,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1905 ProofQuarter CentUnknown12,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1908 ProofQuarter CentUnknown12,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1916 ProofQuarter CentUnknown10,000SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1906-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1910-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1913-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1915-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown 123456789101112131415161718192021222324