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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.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Victoria1899 Five Cent78,000100150290360550Victoria1900 Five Cent2,720,000140220420520610Victoria1900-H Five Cent400,0001101703103802,000Victoria1901 Five Cent3,000,0006490150190510Edward VII1902 Five Cent1,920,000741403103901,000Edward VII1903 Five Cent2,270,00056100270320470Edward VII1910-B Five Cent13,012,0004864100120280George V Large Head1918 Five Cent3,100,00025295388210George V Large Head1919 Five Cent6,900,000263164110340George V Large Head1920 Five Cent4,000,0001,3002,2004,4006,30029,000George V Oversized1920 Five Cent20,000,000140230440550960George V Small Head1926 Five Cent10,000,0004966100130190George V Small Head1935 Five Cent3,000,00028324044110Victoria1871 Ten Cent248,000911302305802,100Victoria1872-H Ten Cent230,0001302003804702,200Victoria1872-H CopperTen CentUnique63,00068,00084,00092,00097,000Victoria1873 Ten Cent210,000891304506608,300Victoria1873 CopperTen CentUnknown     Victoria1874-H Ten Cent180,0001302003806302,200Victoria1876-H Ten Cent120,0007301,2002,4002,9006,100Victoria1877 Ten Cent160,0003405501,0001,3002,300Victoria1878 Ten Cent470,000991402606501,600Victoria1879-H Ten Cent250,0002604308301,0002,400Victoria1880-H Ten Cent235,0002303707108901,600Victoria1881 Ten Cent460,0002303807309103,000Victoria1882-H Ten Cent430,0001502304505501,500Victoria1883 Ten Cent160,0002,0003,4006,8008,60077,000Victoria1883-H Ten Cent610,0002,9004,9009,80039,000110,000Victoria1884 Ten Cent1,240,000761001802501,800Victoria1885 Ten Cent400,0001402204305304,100Victoria1886 Ten Cent790,0002203406708302,300Victoria1887 Ten Cent640,0002003206207701,200Victoria1888 Ten Cent1,075,000170270520640850Victoria1889 Ten Cent1,500,000110170320390680Victoria1890-H Ten Cent730,00052731804202,000Victoria1891 Ten Cent1,380,000110160300370750Victoria1893 Ten Cent980,000140220430530910Victoria1894 Ten Cent1,640,0001502304405501,300Victoria1895 Ten Cent2,324,000831202102601,700Victoria1896 Ten Cent2,256,00075100180220820Victoria1897 Ten Cent700,000861202202701,000Victoria1897-H Ten Cent390,0002504007809709,000Victoria1898 Ten Cent1,960,000751001802401,000Victoria1899 Ten Cent286,0003646100220830Victoria1900 Ten Cent2,960,000971402603201,100Victoria1900-H Ten Cent1,000,0006401,0002,0002,5002,800Victoria1901 Ten Cent2,700,000334089170730Edward VII1902 Ten Cent6,118,00091150310390770Edward VII1903 Ten Cent1,401,0001502404505603,600Edward VII1909-B Ten Cent11,088,0001503207509705,300123456789101112131415161718192021222324