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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.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50MS62Type I1980 One Sen16,150,9020.120.200.380.484.20Type I1981 One Sen24,633,3072121222324Type I1982 One Sen37,295,1360.020.040.080.100.98Type I1983 One Sen19,333,2330.020.040.080.100.98Type I1984 One Sen26,267,2900.020.040.080.100.54Type I1985 One Sen52,401,6080.020.040.080.100.48Type I1986 One Sen48,920,0340.020.040.080.100.48Type I1987 One Sen35,284,1030.020.040.080.100.48Type I1988 One Sen56,748,7500.020.040.080.100.48Type II1989 One Sen28,429,0820.120.200.380.488.40Type II1990 One Sen102,539,1780.010.020.040.050.84Type II1991 One Sen100,314,7340.020.040.080.101.60Type II1992 One Sen122,824,4340.010.020.040.050.84Type II1993 One Sen153,805,8750.020.040.080.101.60Type II1994 One Sen185,084,6820.010.020.040.050.84Type II1995 One Sen208,611,2950.020.040.080.101.60Type II1996 One Sen183,272,5980.010.020.040.050.84Type II1997 One Sen172,215,6810.020.040.080.101.60Type II1998 One Sen1,917,633,8340.010.020.040.050.84Type II1999 One Sen265,502,5650.010.020.040.050.84Type II2000 One Sen268,762,1700.010.020.040.050.84Type II2001 One Sen185,220,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type II2002 One Sen185,220,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type II2003 One Sen235,350,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type II2004 One Sen227,700,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type II2005 One Sen437,400,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type II2006 One Sen328,050,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type II2007 One Sen144,450,0000.010.020.040.050.84Type I1967 Five Sen75,464,0000.460.781.501.909.10Type I1968 Five Sen74,536,0000.460.781.501.909.10Type I1971 Five Sen16,657,7123.505.80111428Type I1973 Five Sen102,942,3050.220.380.780.987.20Type I1976 Five Sen65,658,8700.460.781.501.909.10Type I1977 Five Sen10,609,1623.505.80111437Type I1978 Five Sen50,044,1230.220.380.780.987.20Type I1979 Five Sen38,823,7110.460.781.501.909.10Type I1980 Five Sen33,893,4812224354880Type I1981 Five Sen51,490,2630.220.380.780.985.40Type I1982 Five Sen118,593,8330.120.200.380.483.60Type I1985 Five Sen15,553,1010.460.781.501.909.10Type I1987 Five Sen16,723,3270.460.781.501.909.10Type I1988 Five Sen26,788,1830.220.380.780.987.20Type II2010 Five SenUnknown     Type II1989 Five Sen20,484,3100.120.200.380.488.40Type II1990 Five Sen58,909,3740.020.040.080.101.60Type II1991 Five Sen46,091,8970.020.040.080.101.60Type II1992 Five Sen67,843,6740.020.040.080.101.60Type II1993 Five Sen70,703,1730.020.040.080.101.60Type II1994 Five Sen83,026,0180.020.040.080.101.60Type II1995 Five Sen53,069,0810.020.040.080.101.60123456789101112131415161718192021222324