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Malaysia 1st series of coins after independence. Mintage only started in 1967 even though we gained our independence in 1957.Prior to 1967 we continue with the British Malaya Dollar. On 16th January 1969, the British Malaya Dollar tender was discontinued

 

Obverse: Parliament House of Malaysia

Reverse: Hibiscus Flowers, Malaysia & Denominations

 

There are many modern gem coins today and of high value. So I thought I put up one to start the ball rolling.

Denomination : 10sen
Year : 1971
Composition : Copper-Nickel
Mintage : 32,236
Graded : MS-66 By NGC

Value: $360 ~ $450

 

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In modern Malaysia, few coins minted for circulation takes the lime light as being rare and as such highly sort after. There is the 1 Sen 1976 Bronze and the 50 Sen 1967, 1968 and 1969 Milled Edge varieties.

 

I being fortunate, managed to get hold of 2 such coins, the 1967 and 1968 50 Sen Milled Edged varieties whilst missing the 1969 copy.

 

The above series of coins were minted by Royal Mint UK and of 2 varieties, one with Security Edge and the other without Security Edge or Milled Edged. How this came about is still unclear.

 

Illustrations below.

 

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Mintage for both the coins are unknown; however in ratio to the Security Edged varieties mintage, the rarest is the 1969 followed by 1968 then 1967.

 

Denomination : 50 Sen
Year : 1967
Composition : Copper-Nickel
Mintage : Unknown (Security Edged mintage 15,000,000)
Graded : MS-65 By NGC

Value: USD2,400 MS-65 sold inclusive buyers premium (Collectibles Auction Asia) Oct '14

Not this piece.

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Denomination : 50 Sen
Year : 1968
Composition : Copper-Nickel
Mintage : Unknown (Security Edged mintage 12,000,000)
Graded : MS-64 By NGC

Value: USD7,200 MS-66 sold inclusive buyers premium (Collectibles Auction Asia) April '14

Msia196850SMillEdgeMS64_zpsf24e0fd1-1.jp

 

 

For your information, the 1969 MS-65 copy in a recent auction in Oct '14 closed at a record SD$28,000 without buyer's premium (USD26,000 inclusive buyer's premium) This one is out of arms reach for me.

 

Attached below the live auction for the 1969 Milled Edged coin as recorded on YouTube

 

 

 

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Nice series of coins Sidney. I really like the security edge/milled edge varieties you've shown us. :bthumbsup:

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Have not been active for a while in the forum since there has not been any new materials. On a hunt though, but not very successful. Most materials are not up to grades, and some over priced substantially.

 

Managed to acquire two coins. One vintage Malaysia 50 sen 1968 Partial Security edge and a Straits Settlements 1908 50cts. Will share the M'sia 50 Sen today.

 

Malaysia 50 sen 1968 Partial Security edge is an error (A rare find) Officially these series of 50 sen coins are to be minted with Security Edges, however some were mistakenly minted in mill edges. Now, for me getting hold of a Partial Security edge, I'm delighted.

 

It's baffling how this can come about. These coin were minted by Royal Mint UK

 

 

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Interesting. I'm not able to figure anything right now.

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