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Issuance of Commemorative Coins in conjunction with the Installation of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI

Ref No : 08/19/02 01 Aug 2019 Embargo : For immediate release    

Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the installation of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah as the sixteenth Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 30 July 2019.

The commemorative coins were presented to His Majesty on 26 July 2019 by the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur.

Specifications of the commemorative coins are as follows:

1. Gold Commemorative Coin (proof)

This proof coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 7.96 grams with a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,800 a piece. The mintage quantity is 300 pieces.

2. Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)

This proof coin is made of fine silver with 99.9 purity and weighs 31.1 grams. It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM200 a piece. The mintage quantity is 1,500 pieces.

3. Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin

The Nordic Gold (B.U.) coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM12 a piece. The mintage quantity is 20,000 pieces.

One thousand units of sets of two coins priced at RM230 per set are also available comprising one silver proof and one Nordic gold proof coin.

Note: Prices stated above are subjected to SST, except for the gold commemorative coin.

Detailed specifications of the coins are as per Appendix I.


Coin Design

The design of the commemorative coins is as follows:

1. Obverse

The portrait of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI, His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah, is featured at the centre of the coin. The words "AL-SULTAN ABDULLAH RI’AYATUDDIN AL-MUSTAFA BILLAH SHAH IBNI ALMARHUM SULTAN HAJI AHMAD SHAH AL-MUSTA’IN BILLAH" are inscribed along the circumference of the coin with the date of the installation depicted at the bottom of the portrait of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI. The decorative element of the 14-cornered umbrella pattern symbolises His Majesty as offering an "umbrella of protection" to 14 states in Malaysia and this is shown around the portrait of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

2. Reverse

The centre of the coin depicts the image of the official royal insignia of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.  The words “PERTABALAN SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG XVI” are inscribed at the upper circumference of the coin, while the name “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” as the issuing authority of the commemorative coins is featured on the lower circumference of the coin together with the respective face value of the coin. The face value of the coin is displayed under the official royal insignia, which is '100 RINGGIT' for gold (proof), '10 RINGGIT' for silver (proof) and ‘1 RINGGIT' for Nordic gold. The decorative element of the 14-cornered umbrella pattern is displayed around the coin.

The detailed design of the commemorative coins is illustrated in Appendix II.

Sales

To provide a fair opportunity for members of the public to buy these limited edition coins, each buyer may only purchase a set of two, a gold coin, a silver coin and up to three Nordic Gold coins. The public can place and pay for their orders online from 19 August 2019. In the event of oversubscription, balloting will take place. For further information on ordering, payment and collection of the commemorative coins, please visit the Bank’s website at http://www.bnm.gov.my from 19 August 2019.

 

Appendix I

Technical Specifications

Category

Metal

Alloy

Face Value (RM)

Diameter
(mm)

Weight
(g)

Mintage Quantity (pcs/ set)

Price
(RM)

Single

Gold

Au999.9

100

22

7.96

300

1,800

Silver

Ag 99.9

10

40.7

31.1

1,500

200

Nordic Gold

Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1

1

30

8.5

20,000

12

Set of 2

Silver and
Nordic Gold

Ag 99.9 and Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1

10 and 1

40.7 and
30

31.1 and
8.5

1,000

230

Note: Prices stated above are subjected to SST, except for the gold commemorative coin.

 

Appendix II

Bank Negara Malaysia
01 Aug 2019

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