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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.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62British North BorneoLarge Type1891-H One Cent3,000,000273475140470British North BorneoLarge Type1894-H One Cent1,000,0001803005807202,200British North BorneoLarge Type1896-H One Cent1,000,0001502404605601,100British North BorneoLarge Type1907-H One Cent1,000,0002003306307901,800British North BorneoSmall Type1904-H One Cent2,000,000180280550680820British North BorneoSmall Type1921-H One Cent1,000,0005171120140780British North BorneoSmall Type1935-H One Cent1,000,000252957100270British North BorneoSmall Type1938-H One Cent1,000,000253064120360British North BorneoSmall Type1941-H One Cent1,000,0005273120150290British North Borneo1903-H Two and a Half Cent2,000,0005679130160440British North Borneo1920-H Two and a Half Cent280,000314096200770British North Borneo1903-H Five Cent1,000,000384977210540British North Borneo1920-H Five Cent100,00054802004702,700British North Borneo1921-H Five Cent500,000364671100900British North Borneo1927-H Five Cent150,00048661101302,800British North Borneo1928-H Five Cent150,000303888170620British North Borneo1938-H Five Cent500,00033441102401,000British North Borneo1940-H Five Cent500,000314099210870British North Borneo1941-H Five Cent1,000,0006493160200380British North Borneo1929-H Twenty Five Cent400,00055751201501,100Great BritainTrade1895 DollarUnknown     Great BritainTrade1895-B DollarUnknown5208301,9003,90024,000Great BritainTrade1896-B DollarUnknown     Great BritainTrade1897-B DollarUnknown2503606307701,800Great BritainTrade1897 DollarUnknown1702303704401,600Great BritainTrade1897/6-B OverdateDollarUnknown5408501,6002,00010,000Great BritainTrade1898 DollarUnknown     Great BritainTrade1898-B DollarUnknown110170330390920Great BritainTrade1899-B Dollar30,743,1591702203704401,100Great BritainTrade1900-C DollarUnknown     Great BritainTrade1900 Dollar363,3724,7007,80015,00019,000120,000Great BritainTrade1900-B Dollar9,106,6192103005106001,100Great BritainTrade1900/1890-B OverdateDollarIncl. in above     Great BritainTrade1901/0-B OverdateDollar25,684,971*3204708701,0009,900Great BritainTrade1901-C Dollar1,513,685     Great BritainTrade1901-B Dollar25,684,971*1602103304001,400Great BritainTrade1902-B Dollar30,404,4992403406007301,400Great BritainTrade1902-C Dollar1,266,6181301804509704,100Great BritainTrade1903-B Dollar3,955,6471702303804501,300Great BritainTrade1903/2-B OverdateDollarIncl. in above     Great BritainTrade1904/3-B OverdateDollar648,847     Great BritainTrade1904/1898-B OverdateDollarIncl. in above     Great BritainTrade1904-B DollarIncl. in above     Great BritainTrade1904/0-B OverdateDollarIncl. in above     Great BritainTrade1907-B Dollar1,945,726     Great BritainTrade1908-B Dollar6,870,74131401002201,600Great BritainTrade1908/7-B OverdateDollar6,870,7414106301,1001,4003,100Great BritainTrade1908/3-B OverdateDollarIncl. in above1702506401,4007,500Great BritainTrade1909/8-B OverdateDollar5,954,218     Great BritainTrade1909-B DollarIncl. in above971102103801,000123456789101112131415161718192021222324