Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Commemorative Coins - Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XIII

Bank Negara Malaysia issued three types of commemorative coins in conjunction with the Installation of His Majesty The Yang di Pertuan Agong Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah. The commemorative coins were launched by His Majesty the Yang di Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur. The commemorative coins are legal tender and the specifications are as follows:

Gold Commemorative Coins (proof)
This proof coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 7.96 grams. It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,028 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 100 pieces.

Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin, with a face value of RM10 is made of Sterling silver with 92.5 purity and weighs 21.00 grams. It is priced at RM138 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 200 pieces.
Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin
The Nordic Gold (B.U) coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM8 each. The mintage quantity is 10,000 pieces.

The design descriptions of the Installation of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIII commemorative coins are as follows:

The Obverse Side of the Coin depicts the portrait of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in full regalia. The words "SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG AL-WATHIQU BILLAH TUANKU MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN" appear at the circumference of the coin whilst the date of the installation appears below the portrait of the King.

The Reverse Side of the Coin depicts the emblem of the Yang di Pertuan Agong. The words "PERTABALAN SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG" appear on the upper circumference of the coin whilst the words "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA" appear on the lower circumference of the coin. The denomination of the coin appears above the words "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA".


Technical Specifications :

Gold Proof
Type Alloy : Gold (Au999.9)
Face Value (RM) : 100
Selling Price (RM) : 1,028
Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 100
Diameter (mm) : 22.00
Weight (gram) : 7.96
Shape : Round with milled edge

Silver Proof
Type Alloy : Silver (Ag92.5)
Face Value (RM) : 10
Selling Price (RM) : 138
Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 200
Diameter (mm) : 35.70
Weight (gram) : 21.00
Shape : Round with milled edge

Nordic Gold (B.U.)
Type Alloy : Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Face Value (RM) : 1
Selling Price (RM) : 8
Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 10,000
Diameter (mm) : 30.00
Weight (gram) : 8.80
Shape : Round with milled edge

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