Frosted Bamboo and Mirrored Bamboo Chinese Panda gold coins of 20-yuan and 100-yuan denomination value dated year 2003.

Frosted Bamboo Surface

Mirrorred Bamboo Surface

US Gold Coins

Gold coins minted in the United States Of America during the 19th century .............


NGC screen shot

Commemorative Coins - Malaysia Independence Anniversaries

20th Anniversary Of Independence In Malaysia  -   1977

Coin Value :  1 Ringgit ;  Material : Copper-Nickel ;  Minted By: Franklin Mint , USA

25th Anniversary Of Independence In Malaysia  -  1982

Coin Value :  1 Ringgit ;  Material : Copper-Nickel ;  Minted By: Royal Mint UK 

Coin Value : 25 Ringgit: Material : 0.5 Silver ;   Minted By: Royal Mint UK

30th Anniversary Of Independence In Malaysia  -  1987

Coin Value :  $1 ;  Material : Copper-Zinc ;  Minted By: Singapore UK 

Coin Value :  $10 ;  Material : 0.5 Silver ; Weight : 10.82 gm ;Minted By: Singapore UK

45th Anniversary Of Independence In Malaysia  - 2002

Coin Value :  1 Ringgit;  Material : Nordic Gold ; Weight : 9.16 gm ;
Minted By : Royal Mint Of Malaysia ;  Issue Price :  Rm7

Coin Value :  10 Ringgit;  Material : 0.925 Silver ; Weight : 21.7 gm ;
Minted By : Royal Mint Of Malaysia ;  Issue Price :  Rm128

50th Anniversary Of Independence In Malaysia  - 2007

Coin Value :  1 Ringgit;  Material : Nordic Gold ; Weight : 8.8 gm ;
Minted By : Royal Mint Of Malaysia ;  Issue Price :  Rm15

Coin Value :  10 Ringgit;  Material : 0.925 Silver ; Weight : 21.0 gm ;
Minted By : Royal Mint Of Malaysia ;  Issue Price :  Rm235

Malaysia 3rd Series Coins - 2011

The 3rd series of new coins were introduced in 2011 with the lowest denomination being 5 sen as the 1 sen value coin had ceased circulation in market transactions due to high inflation rate.  The material composition had been changed to reduce production cost. The coin features are as follows:

 5 Sen :  stainless steel material, plain edge; light weight of 1.72 gm;  diameter 17.78 mm
10 Sen : stainless steel material, lightly milled edge; light weight of 2.98 gm; diameter 18.80 mm
20 Sen : nickel brass material, coarse milled edge; weight 4.18 gm; diameter 20.6 mm
50 Sen : nickel brass coated material; weight 5.66 gm; diameter 22.65 mm 

Design for  the 50 sen coin is more distinctive with nine indented features on the coin edge.

Malaysia 2nd Series Of Coins

 The 1st Dollar Coin  - 1971
Malaysia minted the 1st dollar coin as legal tender in 1971. This $1 coin was minted randomly in low quantity from the period of 1971 - 1986  along side with the 1 Ringgit currency note for circulation.
Diameter : 33.9 mm  ;  Weight : 17.0 gm ;  Material :  Copper-Nickel Alloy
Only 500 pieces of the $1 coin were minted as proof coin.

The 2nd series of Malaysian coins  -  Introduced in 1989

1  sen copper clad steel coin ; diameter 17.78 mm  x  1.26 mm thickness
5  sen copper-nickel alloy coin ; diameter 16.25 mm  x  1.04 mm thickness
10 sen copper-nickel alloy coin;  diameter 19.40 mm  x  1.37 mm thickness
20 sen copper-nickel alloy coin; diameter 23.59 mm  x  1.75 mm thickness
50 sen copper- nickel alloy coin; diameer 27.76 mm  x  2.18 mm thickness
1 Ringgit copper-nickel alloy coin; diameter 24.5 mm  x  2.60 mm thickness ; weight : 9.3 gm

The 2nd One Ringgit Coin - 1989 - 1996
The 1 Ringgit coin was initially minted featuring $1 design, but from 1993 onwards the $1 design feature was later changed to 1 RINGGIT. Both design features of $1 and 1 RINGGIT value were minted during the year 1993.  Diameter : 24.5 mm ; Thickness : 2.6 mm ;  Weight: 9.3 gm.  Mintage production stopped in 1996

About Malaysia 50 Sen Coin Value

The Security-Edged 50 Sen Coin 1967 - 1969
Most Malaysian 50 Sen coins issued from 1967 - 1968 should probably be found in EF condition and with security edge. The market value of these security-edged coins has gone up higher than the nominal coin value over the years. The 50 Sen coin of 1969 year production is comparatively more attractive for collection as the mintage quantity in that year is only 2,000,000 pieces, being the lowest within the yearly mintage  period from 1967 - 1988.

 The Milled edge 50 Sen Coin 1967 -1969
These Milled edge 50 sen coins are very rare coins and can easily fetch more than RM300 for EF condition if you are lucky to find one. And year 1969 coins will definitely be very much higher than RM300. 

BU and UNC collections for any of these coins will bring the most lucrative investment rewards for collectors.

Understand more about Coin Grading Condition ................

The Introduction Of Malaysia's Offical Currency

Brief History Of The Federation of Malaya and today's Malaysia.
The Federation of Malaya (referred to as Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in Malay language) consist of 9 Malay  states and 2 British Straits Settlement States within the peninsula. Both Penang and Malacca were under British colonial rule from the period 31st January 1948 - 16 September 1963, while the 9 Malay states were protectorates of the United Kingdom.

The Malayan federation lead by the chief minister Tunku Abdul Rahman achieved independence within the Commonwealth of Nations on 31 August 1957 and Tunku then became the first prime minister of Malaysia. The federation later reconstitued to include 3 other regional British territories, that is Singapore, Sarawak and British North Borneo (renamed as Sabah), forming the constituition of MALAYSIA in 1963. Singapore later left the Malaysian Constituition and became an independent republic on 9 August 1963.

The Introduction Of Malaysia's Official Currency 

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) was established in 1959 as the national bank for Malaysia and empowered to control Malaysia's treasury currency production. But the previous Board of Commissioner of Currency  Malaya & British Borneo still remained as the official legal tender notes for about 8 years before Malaysia's own currency unit was introduced.1967 with the initiation of the Ringgit (dollar) and Sen (cent).  The exchange value for One Ringgit (Rm1) was then equivalent to 0.290299 gram of gold.

Currency Notes - Grading Criterion

Clear details of folding or creases on circulated notes can be clearly seen when held at slanting eye level against the light.  Criterion for grading currency notes are classified under 9 grades as follows:

Uncirculated ( UNC )
A perfect note which had been well preserved and apparently not released out for circulation. Such UNC notes are firm with sharp clean edges and corners. The color should be original and without finger print marks.

About Uncirculated ( AU )
AU notes may have gone into circulation as evidenced by slight counting folds on the surface, but still well preserved with minimal defects. The note still look new with the surface being clean and smooth. There should be no visible signs of folding and creases.

Extremely Fine ( EF )
EF notes have gone through circulation but still in cleanly preserved maintaining the original sharp corners and without discoloration on the surface. Exremely fine grade criterion is not more than 3 light folds; or just allowed to have 1 serious fold impact.

Very Fine ( VF )
VF notes are still considered attractive although they have gone through horizontal and vertical folding as well as rough handling in circulation. There can be some dirty marks or stains, but the note must still retains the original firmness and texture. The corners will look slightly crumpled, but not torn.

Fine ( F )
Fine notes are wrinkled with numerous folds and creases, have dirty marks and minor tear at the edges. Design features of the note is still clear,but the color is less bright. One or two pinholes may appear near the border.

Very Good ( VG )
VG notes texture still look fine but the corners are slightly out of shape. The note is less firm, disclored and has some dirty stains. Usually a small hole will appear in the note center point due to numerous folding both horizontally and vertically. The note surface is not smooth with minor notch.

Good ( G )
The appearance condition of Good note is poor, dirty, have stains, pinholes, discolored, torn edges and rounded corners, center hole, and even visible cases of graffiti. Such notes had been roughly used with numerous severe folds here and there.

Fair ( FA )
The note condition is soft, dirty and torn with some portion missing.

Poor ( P )
Such ( P ) condition notes are almost beyond recognition from the original feature with severe tear and wear, stains, graffiti, large holes and missing portions. Transparent tapes are also being used to fixed back torn pieces.