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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.    MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H Five Cent10,000,000*24285186200Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1958 Five Cent10,000,0000.100.160.281.1031Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1958-H Five Cent10,000,0000.120.160.280.94220Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 Five Cent90,000,00025285286190Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-H Five Cent5,000,000263165120350Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-KN Large KNFive Cent5,000,00023253958110Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-KN Small KNFive CentIncl. in above931403406703,400Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1953 Ten Cent20,000,000253058100260Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1956 Ten Cent10,000,000293679150470Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-KN Ten Cent10,000,000293784160560Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H Ten Cent10,000,000263266120340Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1958 Ten Cent10,000,000263061100290Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1960 Ten Cent10,000,00023264367130Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 Ten Cent60,784,00024264571150Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-KN Ten Cent69,220,000273376150510Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-H Ten CentIncl. in above24274980180Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 Twenty Cent10,000,000263162100290Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1956 Twenty Cent5,000,000293785160570Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-KN Twenty Cent2,500,0005171120140340Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H Twenty Cent2,500,000252957100270Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 Twenty Cent32,000,00024274674160Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-H Twenty Cent23,000,0002224354780Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 Milled EdgeFifty Cent8,000,0004707701,5001,9002,100Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1954 Security EdgeFifty CentIncl. in above9.90163265390Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1955-H Security EdgeFifty Cent4,000,00014244898450Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1955-H Milled EdgeFifty CentIncl. in above861302302902,700Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1956 Fifty Cent3,440,0002604208201,0001,300Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-H Fifty Cent2,000,000120190360450850Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-KN Security EdgeFifty Cent2,000,000711001802202,100Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1957-KN Milled EdgeFifty CentIncl. in above46661603401,500Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1958-H Security EdgeFifty Cent4,000,00025295595230Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1958-H Milled EdgeFifty CentIncl. in above60861501801,700Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 Security EdgeFifty Cent17,000,00024264675160Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961 Milled EdgeFifty CentIncl. in above83120220270340Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-H Security EdgeFifty Cent4,000,000253058100260Malaya and British BorneoElizabeth II1961-H Milled EdgeFifty CentIncl. in above263164110320MalaysiaType I1967 One Sen45,000,0001.101.903.904.809.70MalaysiaType I1968 One Sen10,500,000711232988MalaysiaType I1970 Bronze Tappered Edge RimOne Sen2,535,00023397897510MalaysiaType I1970 Bronze Flat Top RimOne Sen2,535,00011193948340MalaysiaType I1970 Copper-Clad SteelOne SenIncl. in above7001,1002,3002,90013,000MalaysiaType I1971 One Sen47,861,5390.460.781.501.9010MalaysiaType I1973 BronzeOne Sen21,400,3850.701.102.302.9013MalaysiaType I1973 Copper-Clad SteelOne SenIncl. in above0.460.781.501.9010MalaysiaType I1976 BronzeOne Sen21,406,103*4207001,4001,7003,600MalaysiaType I1976 Copper-Clad SteelOne SenIncl. in above0.460.781.501.9010MalaysiaType I1977 One Sen21,751,4680.220.380.780.989.10MalaysiaType I1978 One Sen30,843,9050.120.200.380.485.40MalaysiaType I1979 Copper-Clad SteelOne Sen15,713,5620.120.200.380.487.20MalaysiaType I1979 NickelOne Sen2 known1,1001,9003,9004,8006,900123456789101112131415161718192021222324