Monday, February 9, 2009

Bank Negara Malaysia 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Bank Negara Malaysia issued three commemorative coins on 8 February 2009 in conjunction with the celebration of the 50th year anniversary of Bank Negara's journey in institutional building and in promoting monetary and financial stability.

These commemorative coins were launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. They are available in three special specifications namely Gold Commemorative Coins with face value of RM50, Silver Commemorative Coins with face value RM10 and Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Commemorative Coins with face value RM1.

RM1 commemorative coins issued with conjunction of Bank Negara Malaysia 50th Anniversary

The obverse of these coins depicts the silhouette of the skyline of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya reflecting the progress and economic development of Malaysia since its independence. The logo of the Bank appears in the centre, within the outline of the star anise (bunga lawang), is a familiar local spice. The star anise represents the significance of the spice trade which brought economic growth and prosperity to this region during the period of the Malay Sultanate. This star anise was depicted in the Dinar Matahari coin that was used during the Malay Sultanate. The words "Ulang Tahun ke-50 Bank Negara Malaysia" and the years "1959 - 2009" appear at the circumference of the coin.

The reverse of these coins depicts the words "Bank Negara Malaysia" written in Jawi are inscribed on the top circumference of the coin. A "14 pointed star" representing the 14 states in Malaysia including the Federal Territory, is depicted in the centre within the outline of the star anise. The denomination is reflected at the lower circumference of the coin and the pending which is a traditional Malay decorative pattern is depicted on the left and right sides of the coin.

These commemorative coins are minted and distributed by Bank Negara Malaysia. Collectors can purchaser directly at Bank Negara Malaysia's headquarters and its branches from 10 Febraury 2009 onwards.

Technical Specifications


(a) RM50 Gold Proof Coin

Alloy : Gold (Au999.9)
Selling Price : RM1,250
Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 300
Diameter (mm) : 25.00
Weight (gram) : 10.07
Shape : Round with milled edge

(b) RM10 Silver Proof Coin
Alloy : Silver (Ag92.5)
Selling Price : RM150
Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 400
Diameter (mm) : 35.70
Weight (gram) : 21.00
Shape : Round with milled edge

(c) RM1 Nordic Gold (B.U.)

Alloy : Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Selling Price : RM10
Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 10,000
Diameter (mm) : 30.00
Weight (gram) : 8.80
Shape : Round with milled edge

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