Mar 15, 2008

1st Series Coins

The first series of Malaysian coins was issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on 12 June 1967 that comprised of five denominations namely 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen. The obverse of these coins bear the image of Parliament House and a thirteen pointed star with crescent moon as a common motif. The reverse of these coins show the denomination of their face value (1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen) with the word 'Malaysia' above along the periphery. The year of mintage was shown below the denomination.

All regular legal tender coins and some of the non-proof commemorative coins were minted at the Bank Negara Malaysia's Mint at Shah Alam, Selangor. A number of non-proof and all proof commemorative coins were minted overseas. On 1 May 1971, the Bank Negara Malaysia issued a new coin of $1 denomination for normal circulation. The coin has an incuse-lettered edge with the inscription 'BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA' repeated twice around the periphery of the coin, instead of the normal milled edge.

1 Sen

Type : Copper or Copper-Clad Steel
Weight : 1.94 gm
Diameter : 17.7 mm

5 Sen

Type : Copper Nikel
Weight : 1.41 gm
Diameter : 16.2 mm

10 Sen

Type : Copper Nickel
Weight : 1.82 gm
Diameter : 19.4 mm

20 Sen

Type : Copper Nickel
Weight : 5.65 gm
Diameter : 23.5 mm

50 Sen

Type : Copper Nickel
Weight : 9.33 gm
Diameter : 27.7 mm


Type : Copper Nickel
Weight : 17.0 gm
Diameter : 24.5 mm


Otai said...

i got RM1 malaysia coin.... can u tell me how can i find a buyer?

Jack Hoo said...

There are many ways to sell your coin. You can either auction it through or You can also sell it to coin dealer. Visit Amcorp Hall at Petaling Jaya during weekend, you will find a buyer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack,

thanks for the good info.

By the way, do you kno about the production years of coin?

Jack Hoo said...

The 1st series of Malaysian coin was introduced from 1967 to 1988. The production or mintage of coin were varies from year to year.

Anonymous said...

I have some old coins such as north borneo, commissioners of currency malaya & etc..

can u tell me where to sell them?

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I have 1st series 1967 50 cents coin with security edged...can u pls tell me how much is it worth?

Jack Hoo said...

An UNC coins is worth aorund RM40.