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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.    MintagePR60British MalayaGeorge VI Small1941 ProofTen CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Small1943 ProofTen CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Large1948 ProofTen CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Large1950 ProofTen CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Small1939 ProofFive CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Small1941 ProofFive CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Small1943 ProofFive CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Large1948 ProofFive CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Large1939 ProofOne CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Large1940 ProofOne CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI Small1943 ProofOne CentUnknown British MalayaGeorge VI1940 ProofHalf CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II Square1956 ProofOne CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II Square1958 ProofOne CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II Square1961 ProofOne CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II Round1962 ProofOne CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1953 ProofFive CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1953 Proof SilverFive Cent4 Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1958 ProofFive CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 ProofFive CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1953 ProofTen CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1953 Proof SilverTen Cent4180,000Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1956 ProofTen CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H ProofTen CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1960 ProofTen CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 ProofTen CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 ProofTwenty CentUnknown4,200Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 Proof SilverTwenty Cent4 Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1956 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H ProofTwenty CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 ProofTwenty CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 ProofFifty CentUnknown4,900Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 Proof SilverFifty Cent4 Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1956 ProofFifty CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H ProofFifty CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 ProofFifty CentUnknown Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-H ProofFifty CentUnknown MalaysiaType I1971 ProofOne RinggitUnknown MalaysiaBank 10th Anniversary1969 Silver ProofOne Ringgit1,000 MalaysiaPrime Minister1971 ProofFive Ringgit5002,700MalaysiaPrime Minister1971 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit50012,000MalaysiaKuala Lumpur1973 ProofOne Ringgit500 MalaysiaEPF 25th Anniversary1976 ProofOne Ringgit7,810 MalaysiaEPF 25th Anniversary1976 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit7,796310MalaysiaEPF 25th Anniversary1976 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Ringgit7,7063,100Malaysia3rd Malaysia Plan1976 ProofOne Ringgit17,300 Malaysia3rd Malaysia Plan1976 ProofTwo Hundred Ringgit8872,100MalaysiaConservation1976 ProofFifteen Ringgit8,113210MalaysiaConservation1976 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit8,008240MalaysiaConservation1976 ProofFive Hundred Ringgit50818,000123456789101112131415161718192021222324