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5 sen
Destar Siga

The 'destar siga' cloth is an indigenous form of fabric weaving that originates from the Kadazan Dusun tribe in Sabah. Used as a headdress during traditional ceremonies, it is woven mainly from yarns of black thread and accented by multi-coloured threads into various geometric patterns and flora and fauna inspired motifs. On the new 5 sen coin, the 'destar siga' pattern is prominently featured, accompanied by the 'sulur kacang' as a background motif.

Technical Specifications

Face Value

50 sen

20 sen

10 sen

5 sen

Alloy

Nickel Brass Clad Copper

Nickel Brass

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Diameter (mm)

22.65

20.60

18.80

17.78

Weight (gram)

5.66

4.18

2.98

1.72

 

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The Third Series of Malaysian Coins
Distinctively Malaysia
Common Features
Commemorative Coins
Coin Denomination and Design
50 sen : Sulur Kacang
20 sen : Bunga Melur
10 sen : Orang Asli Motif
5 sen : Destar Siga
Related Information
Technical Specifications
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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