Saturday, October 2, 2010

Malaya Coins - King George VI (1936 - 1952)

The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya came into being in October 1938 and started its maiden currency in 1939. The first set of coins issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya in 1939 has the inscription of "George VI King and Emperor of India". However, after the Indian Independence Act 1947, the British Parliament assented to omit the royal title of "Emperor of India" from the coins. Therefore, the coins issued for Malaya from 1948 to 1950 had the inscription "King George The Sixth" on the obverse of the coins.

There were five denominations issued in this series of coins. They were released in 1/2, 1, 5, 10 and 20 cents. The 1/2 and 1 cent were issued in bronze. The 5, 10 and 20 cents issued 1939 were minted in .750 fine silver. However, these coins issued in 1948 to 1950 were minted in copper-nickel.



Coins issued under by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya. Noted the coins issued from 1948 to 1950 had inscription of "King George The Sixth"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi there..i just wanted 2 knw hw much does dis coins worth...

Jack Hoo said...

This is a general question. Depending on the condition of the coins, date of issuance etc, the value of these coins is ranging from few Ringgit to hundred Ringgit.

Hunter said...

hello... i want to buy all this coin..can i know the price? gunner88@hotmail.my...0129259167
RM30?

Idayu Khairin Mohamed Yunan said...

hey there i jt wanted to know if ur interwsted in purchasing the 1 cents coins....i have some with mw and i wanted to let them go...email me @ idayukhairin@gmail.com if ur interested.

Anonymous said...

I have a few "1950 king george the 6th coin." It's a 5 cent coin and a decent condition, can you let me know about how much would it be worth it..im expecting a high amount though
if anyone offering please e-mail me at ahsan--nadeem@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi i had the coins dated on 1945..expecting high amount..interested?add my fb amy mikana..then pm me.

the value is about one cent

Anonymous said...

i have one coin dated 1948..if anyone interested email me shelalela@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a 1939 1 cent coin, a few marks however in ok condition, could you tell me the value of this coin.