Friday, July 3, 2009

Commemorative Coins - 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parliament of Malaysia

The Bank Negara Malaysia issued three types of commemorative coins on 2 July 2009 in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parliament of Malaysia. These commemorative coins were launched by YB Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Abdul Hamid Pawanteh, the President of the Senate (Dewan Negara), at the Parliament building, Kuala Lumpur.

RM100 commemorative coin issued in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parliament of Malaysia.

These commemorative coins come in three different type of specification namely Gold Commemorative Coins (proof) with face value of RM100, Silver Commemorative Coins (proof) with face value RM10 and Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Commemorative Coins with face value RM1.

The obverse of these coins depict the Parliament building with the years "1959-2009" inscribed below the building. On the circumference of the coin, the crescent moon is imprinted with the words "Ulang Tahun Ke-50 Parlimen Malaysia". The crescent moon symbolizes Islam, the country's official religion. On the upper right side of the coin is a 14-pointed star which represents 14 states of Malaysia, including the Federal Territories.

The reverse of these coins feature the Malaysian crest and the Maces of the House of Representatives and Senate Chamber of the Parliament. A revered regalia, the Mace symbolizes the authority of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Parliament. The words "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA" and the denomination of the coin appear on the upper and lower circumference of the coin respectively.

Technical Specifications

(a) RM100 Gold Proof Coin

Alloy : Gold (Au999.9)

Selling Price : RM1,200

Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 100

Diameter (mm) : 22.00

Weight (gram) : 7.96

Shape : Round with milled edge

(b) RM10 Silver Proof Coin

Alloy : Silver (Ag92.5)

Selling Price : RM150

Mintage Quantity (piece/set) : 300

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

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can I buy this or other coins from you?

Anonymous said...

I am a collector and wish to know if you sell some of your double coins. Please let me know your price for all the types of coins you offer to sell and please reply to me if you wish to sell any of your coins to the address below.

alex.wong.8888@gmail.com

Jack Hoo said...

I am not a coin dealer, but you can always purchase it with other coin dealers or even directly from BNM.