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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.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Straits SettlementsVictoria1888 Fifty Cent96,0004106501,50021,00028,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1889 Fifty Cent32,0003,6004,70013,00046,000120,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1890-H Fifty Cent42,0007301,3002,4005,60079,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1891 Fifty Cent121,0003806001,1003,80048,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1891-H Fifty CentUnknown     Straits SettlementsVictoria1893 Fifty Cent24,0002,0004,30010,00022,000140,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1894 Fifty Cent52,0004306802,0004,30062,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1895 Fifty Cent56,0006401,0002,0004,60066,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1896 Fifty Cent120,0003104901,1002,70062,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1897 Fifty Cent36,0005208301,6002,60034,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1897-H Fifty Cent44,0005108202,5008,70093,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1898 Fifty Cent160,0002303601,0002,90030,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1899 Fifty Cent136,0003806001,1003,70045,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1900 Fifty Cent88,0005308501,6003,30042,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1900-H Fifty Cent40,0005609002,4003,60042,000Straits SettlementsVictoria1901 Fifty Cent120,0006701,0002,1002,60061,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1902 Fifty Cent148,0004907801,5001,80011,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1903 Fifty Cent193,0004507101,3001,80024,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1905-B Fifty Cent498,0005008001,5001,9009,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1907 Fifty Cent464,000190290550670990Straits SettlementsEdward VII1907-H Fifty Cent2,667,000911201902301,300Straits SettlementsEdward VII1908-H Fifty CentIncl. in above1602404405409,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII1908 Fifty Cent2,869,0001001502603203,700Straits SettlementsGeorge V1920 Cross Below BustFifty Cent3,900,000424675110240Straits SettlementsGeorge V1920 Dot Below BustFifty CentIncl. in above120180330400490Straits SettlementsGeorge V1921 Fifty Cent2,579,000566796120180Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1903-B Incuse BOne Dollar15,010,0001902604405302,700Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1903-B Raised BOne DollarIncl. in above1,4002,3004,5005,60012,000Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1904-B One Dollar20,365,0001702705106101,500Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1907 One Dollar6,842,0001502103605101,800Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1907-H One Dollar4,000,0002003005306501,400Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1908 One Dollar4,152,0002002805006101,200Straits SettlementsEdward VII Large1909 One Dollar1,014,0001301803003502,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1926 One DollarUnknown32,00054,000100,000130,000340,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1925 One DollarUnknown65,00088,000100,000120,000190,000Straits SettlementsGeorge V1920 One Dollar8,164,000140210390470810Straits SettlementsGeorge V1919 One Dollar6,000,0001502204004901,400British North Borneo1885-H Half Cent1,000,00040551503602,100British North Borneo1886-H Half Cent1,000,000273375150500British North Borneo1887-H Half Cent5,000,0002303707309102,400British North Borneo1891-H Half Cent2,000,00072100190230420British North Borneo1907-H Half Cent1,000,0001302003905402,000British North BorneoLarge Type1882-H One Cent2,000,000293787170630British North BorneoLarge Type1884-H One Cent2,000,0003140100210870British North BorneoLarge Type1885-H One Cent1,750,0001402204305305,000British North BorneoLarge Type1886-H One Cent5,000,00095140260320480British North BorneoLarge Type1888-H One Cent6,000,000293689190650British North BorneoLarge Type1887-H One Cent6,000,000283580160570British North BorneoLarge Type1889-H One Cent9,000,00070100180220520British North BorneoLarge Type1890-H One Cent8,003,00069100180220590123456789101112131415161718192021222324