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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.   MintagePR609th S.E.A. Games1977 ProofOne Ringgit10,877 9th S.E.A. Games1977 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit10,8773609th S.E.A. Games1977 ProofTwo Hundred Ringgit4172,70020th Anniversary Independence1977 ProofOne Ringgit3,100 Bank of Negara 20th Anniversary1979 Silver ProofOne Ringgit8,000 4th Malaysia Plan1981 ProofOne Ringgit10,000 4th Malaysia Plan1981 ProofTwenty Ringgit5,0002204th Malaysia Plan1981 ProofFive Hundred Ringgit1,0002,800Independence 25th Anniversary1982 ProofOne Ringgit15,000 Independence 25th Anniversary1982 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit7,000290Independence 25th Anniversary1982 ProofFive Hundred Ringgit1,0002,700Bank of Negara 25th Anniversary1984 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit10,0002505th Malaysia Plan1986 ProofOne Ringgit8,000 5th Malaysia Plan1986 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit5,0002705th Malaysia Plan1986 ProofFive Hundred Ringgit1,0002,800Independence 30th Anniversary1987 ProofOne Ringgit20,000 Independence 30th Anniversary1987 ProofTen Ringgit10,000160Independence 30th Anniversary1987 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Ringgit1,0002,200Bank of Negara 30th Anniversary1989 ProofThirty Ringgit10,000270XV Sea Games1989 ProofFive Ringgit50,000130XV Sea Games1989 ProofFifteen Ringgit20,000180XV Sea Games1989 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Ringgit2,5002,200Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting1989 ProofFive Ringgit8,000160Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting1989 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit8,000280Kuala Lumpur 100 Years1990 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit25,000270World Wide Fund for Nature1992 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Ringgit3,0002,300Sepang F1 Circuit - 1st Petronas F1 Grand Prix1999 ProofFifteen Ringgit8,000340Sepang F1 Circuit - 1st Petronas F1 Grand Prix1999 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit3,0001,100Commemorative Millennium1999 ProofFive Hundred Ringgit10,0005,8005th Thomas and Uber Cup Championships2000 ProofTen Ringgit20,000 XXI SEA Games2001 ProofTen Ringgit3,000280XXI SEA Games2001 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit5002,80010th Mens Hockey World Cup2002 ProofTen Ringgit3,00072010th Mens Hockey World Cup2002 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit1,0002,700Yang Di Pertuan Agong XII2002 ProofTen Ringgit10,000450Yang Di Pertuan Agong XII2002 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit3002,80045th National Day2002 ProofTen Ringgit1,80054045th National Day2002 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit3002,800XIII Non Aligned Movement Summit2003 ProofTen Ringgit2,400550XIII Non Aligned Movement Summit2003 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit3003,400Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace2003 ProofTen Ringgit3001,30010th Session of Islamic Summit Conference2003 ProofTen Ringgit30055010th Session of Islamic Summit Conference2003 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit2002,800100 Years of Tunku Abdul Rahman2005 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit1003,700Islamic Development Bank 30th Annual Meeting2005 ProofTwenty Ringgit1,000400Islamic Development Bank 30th Annual Meeting2005 ProofTwo Hundred Ringgit5002,80011th ASEAN Summit2005 ProofTen Ringgit25076011th ASEAN Summit2005 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit1502,800Songket the Regal Heritage2006 ProofTen Ringgit250990Songket the Regal Heritage2006 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit1502,900123456789101112131415161718192021222324