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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.    MintagePR60MalaysiaType II1992 ProofOne Sen5,000 MalaysiaType II1992 ProofFive Sen5,000 MalaysiaType II1992 ProofTen Sen5,000 MalaysiaType II1992 ProofTwenty Sen5,000 MalaysiaType II1992 ProofFifty Sen5,000 MalaysiaType II1992 ProofOne Ringgit5,000 Great BritainTrade1925 ProofDollarUnknown Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintageSP60Straits SettlementsVictoria1878 SpecimenTwenty CentUnknown23,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1890-H SpecimenTwenty CentUnknown8,900Straits SettlementsVictoria1890-H SpecimenTen CentUnknown10,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1882-H SpecimenTen CentUnknown9,800Straits SettlementsVictoria1880-H SpecimenFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1882-H SpecimenFive CentUnknown11,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1890-H SpecimenFive CentUnknown12,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 SpecimenFive CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown9,400Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H Medal Die AxisOne CentUnknown Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H SpecimenHalf CentUnknown7,900Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 SpecimenHalf CentUnknown12,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1872-H SpecimenQuarter CentUnknown5,700Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintagePR60Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 ProofQuarter CentUnknown8,900Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.    MintageSP60SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1930-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown SarawakCharles V Brooke Type II1941-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown4,200Straits SettlementsBritish India1862 SpecimenOne CentUnknown19,000British North Borneo1885-H SpecimenHalf CentUnknown British North Borneo1886-H SpecimenHalf CentUnknown760British North Borneo1891-H SpecimenHalf CentUnknown530British North Borneo1907-H SpecimenHalf CentUnknown British North BorneoLarge Type1882-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown1,100British North BorneoLarge Type1884-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown1,900British North BorneoLarge Type1887-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown British North BorneoLarge Type1888-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown1,400British North BorneoLarge Type1890-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown940British North BorneoLarge Type1891-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown1,300British North BorneoLarge Type1907-H SpecimenOne CentUnknown British North Borneo1903-H SpecimenTwo and a Half CentUnknown British North Borneo1929-H SpecimenTwenty Five CentUnknown Straits SettlementsEast India Company1824 Copper PatternThird Cent1 Straits SettlementsEast India Company1824 Silver PatternThird Cent1 123456789101112131415161718192021222324