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1967 - 2013

Malaysia gained independence from the British Empire in 1957 and established a central bank known as Bank Negara Malaysia in 1959. The country continued to utilise Malaya and British North Borneo coins until 1967 when the Bank finally began to produce its own currency.

The new Malaysian Dollar replaced the Malaya and British Borneo dollar at par. The first series of coins came in the denominations 1 Sen, 5 Sen, 10 Sen, 20 Sen, and 50 Sen followed closely behind by the introduction of a 1 Ringgit piece in 1971. The series was designed by Englishman Geoffrey Colley and was quite basic and uniform across denominations. The obverse depicts the Malaysian Houses of Parliament and the federal star and crescent moon of the Malaysian flag. The 1 Sen piece was produced from bronze and later steel clad copper, while the other pieces were all produced from cupronickel.

The second series of sen pieces were introduced in late 1989. These coins were completely redesigned by Low Yee Kheng. The obverse was changed to house a range of items from Malaya culture, including a Rebana (musical instrument), Gasing (spinning top), Congkak (board game), Tepak Sireh (container for betel leaf and other goods), and a Kris (type of dagger). The reverse was also altered and made to include a depiction of the national flower of Malaysia, the Bunga Raya.

The third series of sen piece was introduced in January 2012. The new series once again features a substantial redesign, this time with the goal of reflecting the diversity of Malaysia's national identity. There was also a substantial shift in the coins composition, with the 5 and 10 Sen pieces being produced from Stainless Steel, the 20 sen from Nickel Brass, and the 50 Sen from Nickel Brass clad Copper.

One Sen1967 - 2007Five Sen1967 - 2012Ten Sen1967 - 2012Twenty Sen1967 - 2012Twenty Five Sen2003 - 06Fifty Sen1967 - 2012One Ringgit1969 - 2013Five Ringgit1971 - 92Ten Ringgit1980 - 2013Fifteen Ringgit1976 - 99Twenty Ringgit1981 - 2005Twenty Five Ringgit1976 - 99Thirty Ringgit1989Fifty Ringgit2001 - 09One Hundred Ringgit1971 - 2013Two Hundred Ringgit1976 - 2005Two Hundred Fifty Ringgit1976 - 92Five Hundred Ringgit1976 - 99
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintageAU50MS62Type I1967 One Sen45,000,0004.809.70Type I1968 One Sen10,500,0002988Type I1970 Bronze Tappered Edge RimOne Sen2,535,00097510Type I1970 Bronze Flat Top RimOne Sen2,535,00048340Type I1970 Copper-Clad SteelOne SenIncl. in above2,90013,000Type I1971 One Sen47,861,5391.9010Type I1973 BronzeOne Sen21,400,3852.9013Type I1973 Copper-Clad SteelOne SenIncl. in above1.9010Type I1976 BronzeOne Sen21,406,103*1,7003,600Type I1976 Copper-Clad SteelOne SenIncl. in above1.9010Type I1977 One Sen21,751,4680.989.10Type I1978 One Sen30,843,9050.485.40Type I1979 Copper-Clad SteelOne Sen15,713,5620.487.20Type I1979 NickelOne Sen2 known4,8006,900Type I1980 One Sen16,150,9020.484.20Type I1981 One Sen24,633,3072324Type I1982 One Sen37,295,1360.100.98Type I1983 One Sen19,333,2330.100.98Type I1984 One Sen26,267,2900.100.54Type I1985 One Sen52,401,6080.100.48Type I1986 One Sen48,920,0340.100.48Type I1987 One Sen35,284,1030.100.48Type I1988 One Sen56,748,7500.100.48Type II1989 One Sen28,429,0820.488.40Type II1990 One Sen102,539,1780.050.84Type II1991 One Sen100,314,7340.101.60Type II1992 One Sen122,824,4340.050.84Type II1993 One Sen153,805,8750.101.60Type II1994 One Sen185,084,6820.050.84Type II1995 One Sen208,611,2950.101.60Type II1996 One Sen183,272,5980.050.84Type II1997 One Sen172,215,6810.101.60Type II1998 One Sen1,917,633,8340.050.84Type II1999 One Sen265,502,5650.050.84Type II2000 One Sen268,762,1700.050.84Type II2001 One Sen185,220,0000.050.84Type II2002 One Sen185,220,0000.050.84Type II2003 One Sen235,350,0000.050.84Type II2004 One Sen227,700,0000.050.84Type II2005 One Sen437,400,0000.050.84Type II2006 One Sen328,050,0000.050.84Type II2007 One Sen144,450,0000.050.84Type I1967 Five Sen75,464,0001.909.10Type I1968 Five Sen74,536,0001.909.10Type I1971 Five Sen16,657,7121428Type I1973 Five Sen102,942,3050.987.20Type I1976 Five Sen65,658,8701.909.10Type I1977 Five Sen10,609,1621437Type I1978 Five Sen50,044,1230.987.20Type I1979 Five Sen38,823,7111.909.1012345678910