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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.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Edward VII1910-B Ten Cent1,657,0005981130160620George V1916 Ten Cent600,0072904709201,1004,000George V1917 Ten Cent5,600,0595677120150410George V1918 Ten Cent7,500,074293575140410George V1919 Ten Cent11,500,121425585100430George V1920 Ten Cent4,000,0342,2003,6007,2009,10019,000George V1926 Ten Cent20,000,0005066100120140George V1927 Ten Cent23,000,0002526262799Victoria1871 Twenty Cent16,0008001,3002,9005,70060,000Victoria1872-H Twenty Cent40,0004407201,4001,70011,000Victoria1873 Twenty Cent30,0008101,4003,30038,000110,000Victoria1874-H Twenty Cent45,0002904709101,1002,000Victoria1876-H Twenty Cent30,0009101,5002,9005,40066,000Victoria1877 Twenty Cent55,0002904709101,4005,500Victoria1878 Twenty Cent150,0003004705001,10015,000Victoria1879-H Twenty Cent50,0005509001,7002,20028,000Victoria1880-H Twenty Cent85,0002303606908606,700Victoria1881 Twenty Cent100,0004006501,2001,50024,000Victoria1881/71 Twenty CentIncl. in above6109901,9002,40028,000Victoria1882-H Twenty Cent245,00024037072089010,000Victoria1883 Twenty Cent200,0001302505901,3007,600Victoria1884 Twenty Cent220,0001702308702,00014,000Victoria1885 Twenty Cent100,0003906401,2001,5007,900Victoria1886 Twenty Cent245,000961604701,1007,800Victoria1887 Twenty Cent220,000751206307402,900Victoria1888 Twenty Cent295,000781005207903,700Victoria1889 Twenty Cent420,000521108101,2002,100Victoria1890-H Twenty Cent270,00071964606702,600Victoria1891 Twenty Cent510,00032322203002,700Victoria1893 Twenty Cent310,000741003705505,600Victoria1894 Twenty Cent495,00068923306502,200Victoria1895 Twenty Cent580,00070953608109,500Victoria1896 Twenty Cent600,00058751703003,200Victoria1897-H Twenty Cent185,000691205708008,100Victoria1898 Twenty Cent580,00056713505401,200Victoria1899 Twenty Cent204,00059762703901,300Victoria1900 Twenty Cent620,00069933905702,500Victoria1900-H Twenty Cent300,0003806201,2001,50014,000Victoria1901 Twenty Cent600,00053662404102,900Edward VII1902 Twenty Cent1,105,0001902905606903,900Edward VII1903 Twenty Cent1,150,0001802805406702,900Edward VII1910-B Twenty Cent3,276,000120180330360880George V1916-B Twenty Cent545,0001902905606907,000George V1917-B Twenty Cent652,0002604208201,0001,400George V1919-B Twenty Cent2,500,00082110210250820George V1926 Twenty Cent2,500,00078110190230500George V1927 Twenty Cent3,000,000364390170510George V1935 Twenty Cent1,000,0007199160200290Victoria1886 Fifty Cent60,0003405301,0003,20027,000Victoria1887 Fifty Cent94,0003705901,2003,50070,000123456789101112131415161718192021222324