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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.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Victoria1883 One Cent8,640,00067981708804,700Victoria1884 One Cent6,000,0002403807509203,400Victoria1885 One Cent7,412,0003505701,1001,4007,500Victoria1886 One Cent1,512,0003606001,1005,3009,300Victoria1887 One Cent8,988,0002403907609503,300Victoria1888 One Cent10,000,0001302104004903,100Victoria1889 One Cent6,010,0002003206307802,700Victoria1890 One Cent11,006,0002604208301,0003,200Victoria1891 One Cent6,004,0001903106107603,200Victoria1894 One Cent9,034,0002704308501,10011,000Victoria1895 One Cent4,466,0002403907609403,300Victoria1897 One Cent18,040,00071100180220710Victoria1898 One Cent2,085,9992704408601,0004,700Victoria1900 One Cent2,914,0002103306508105,100Victoria1901 One Cent15,230,00035471202701,200Edward VII1903 One Cent7,053,00092130250310670Edward VII1904 One Cent6,647,00079110210260490Edward VII1906 One Cent7,504,0004307001,3001,7008,500Edward VII1907 One Cent5,015,000273478160550Edward VII1908 One CentUnknown405384240530George V1919 One Cent20,165,000253060110310George V1920 One Cent55,000,0004662100120160George V1926 One Cent5,000,000303889170630George V1926/0 OverdateOne CentIncl. in above1802805506801,300Victoria1871 Five Cent62,0001,1001,8003,6004,50022,000Victoria1873 Five Cent60,0003,3005,50010,00012,00071,000Victoria1874-H Five Cent60,0002904609101,1004,400Victoria1876-H Five Cent40,0001,6002,8005,5008,20035,000Victoria1877 Five Cent60,0002,4004,0007,9009,90013,000Victoria1878 Five Cent260,0004507401,4001,8002,300Victoria1879-H Five Cent100,0004307101,3001,40027,000Victoria1880-H Five Cent90,0003605901,1001,4004,200Victoria1881 Five Cent180,0002003206307807,300Victoria1882-H Five Cent380,000731102806504,000Victoria1883 Five Cent80,0005308601,7002,80012,000Victoria1884 Five Cent440,0001903106007404,100Victoria1885 Five Cent220,0009414025031023,000Victoria1886 Five Cent340,00035461102601,000Victoria1887 Five Cent400,00048681703901,900Victoria1888 Five Cent590,000911302403002,100Victoria1889 Five Cent1,000,00098140270330950Victoria1890-H Five Cent400,0001402304305402,100Victoria1891 Five Cent800,0001302104004901,100Victoria1893 Five Cent440,0001101703304001,300Victoria1894 Five Cent340,0001302003804601,700Victoria1895 Five Cent1,480,00098140270330770Victoria1896 Five Cent960,0001201903704501,600Victoria1897-H Five Cent440,0001101602,0002,5003,300Victoria1897 Five Cent320,0004407301,4001,7002,300Victoria1898 Five Cent1,200,000100150280340990123456789101112131415161718192021222324