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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.    MintagePR60Great BritainTrade1909-B ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1934-B ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1935-B ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1901-C Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1895-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1896-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1897-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1898-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1899-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1900-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1901-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1902-B Restrike Gold ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1929-B Restrike Gold Proof PiedfortDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1900-B Restrike ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1921-B Restrike ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1934-B Restrike ProofDollarUnknown Great BritainTrade1935-B Restrike ProofDollarUnknown Straits SettlementsEast India Company1824 Gold RestrikeThird Cent1 Straits SettlementsEast India Company1824 Silver RestrikeThird Cent1 Straits SettlementsEast India Company1824 Copper RestrikeThird Cent2 Straits SettlementsEdward VII1904 Milled Edge ProofQuarter CentUnknown14,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1904-B Raised B ProofOne DollarUnknown MalaysiaUnited Nations Decade for Women1985 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit2,000900MalaysiaUnited Nations Decade for Women1985 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Ringgit1,5002,400Malaysia35th Conference of PATA1986 ProofFive Ringgit11,000630MalaysiaProclamation of Melaka as Historical City1989 ProofTen Ringgit20,000270MalaysiaWorld Wide Fund for Nature1992 ProofTwenty Five Ringgit50,000270Malaysia5th Thomas and Uber Cup Championships2000 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit8,888 MalaysiaLangkawi International Maritime and Aerospace2003 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit505,200Malaysia100 Years of Tunku Abdul Rahman2005 ProofTen Ringgit200 Malaysia50th Anniversary of Parliament2009 ProofTen Ringgit300 Malaysia50th Anniversary of Parliament2009 ProofOne Hundred Ringgit1002,800MalaysiaType I1967 ProofOne Sen500 MalaysiaType I1967 ProofFive Sen500 MalaysiaType I1967 ProofTen Sen500 MalaysiaType I1967 ProofTwenty Sen500 MalaysiaType I1967 ProofFifty Sen500 MalaysiaType I1980 ProofOne Sen5,000 MalaysiaType I1980 ProofFive Sen5,000 MalaysiaType I1980 ProofTen Sen5,000 MalaysiaType I1980 ProofTwenty Sen5,000 MalaysiaType I1980 ProofFifty Sen5,000 MalaysiaType I1980 ProofOne Ringgit5,000 Malaysia3rd Malaysia Plan1980 ProofTen Ringgit15,300180MalaysiaType I1981 ProofOne SenUnknown MalaysiaType I1981 ProofFive SenUnknown MalaysiaType I1981 ProofTen SenUnknown MalaysiaType I1981 ProofTwenty SenUnknown MalaysiaType I1981 ProofFifty SenUnknown MalaysiaType I1981 ProofOne RinggitUnknown 123456789101112131415161718192021222324