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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 V Brooke1920-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke1927-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1906-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1910-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1913-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1915-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type I1920-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1927-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1934-H ProofTen CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1900-H ProofFive CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1908-H ProofFive CentUnknown2,500SarawakCharles J Brooke1913-H ProofFive CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1915-H ProofFive CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type I1920-H ProofFive CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1927-H ProofFive CentUnknown SarawakJames Brooke1863 ProofOne CentUnknown21SarawakJames Brooke1863 Bronzed ProofOne CentUnknown10,000SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1870 Gilt ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1870 ProofOne CentUnknown8,000SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1879 ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1882 ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1884 ProofOne CentUnknown10,000SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1885 ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1887 ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1888 ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type I1889-H ProofOne CentUnknown4,000SarawakCharles J Brooke Type II1892-H ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke Type II1896-H ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1937-H ProofOne CentUnknown SarawakJames Brooke1863 ProofHalf CentUnknown6,500SarawakJames Brooke1863 Bronzed ProofHalf CentUnknown10,000SarawakJames Brooke1863 Silvered ProofHalf CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1879 ProofHalf CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke1933-H ProofHalf CentUnknown SarawakJames Brooke1863 ProofQuarter CentUnknown8,900SarawakJames Brooke1863 Bronzed ProofQuarter CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1870 ProofQuarter CentUnknown SarawakCharles J Brooke1896-H ProofQuarter CentUnknown5,000Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 ProofQuarter CentUnknown27,000Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 ProofHalf CentUnknown10,000Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 ProofOne CentUnknown28,000Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 Proof With WWQuarter CentUnknown18,000Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 Proof with WWHalf CentUnknown10,000Straits SettlementsEast India Company1845 ProofOne CentUnknown16,000British MalayaGeorge VI Type I1939 ProofTwenty CentUnknown3,500British MalayaGeorge VI Type I1943 ProofTwenty CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Type II1948 ProofTwenty CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Type II1950 ProofTwenty CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Small1939 ProofTen CentUnknown 123456789101112131415161718192021222324