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Distinctively Malaysia
The Third Series of Malaysian Coins

The designs of the third series of Malaysian coins draw its inspiration from distinctive elements that define Malaysian culture and heritage. The theme, 'Distinctively Malaysia', features motifs from traditional crafts and our flora and fauna. The coins reflect the diversity and richness of Malaysia's national identity. More...

Latest update:

This new Malaysian coins series will be issued into circulation from 16 January 2012 onwards. Members of the public will be able to obtain these new coins through their normal business transactions. More...

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50 sen
Sulur Kacang
The ‘sulur kacang’ (pea tendrils) motif featured on the new 50 sen coin is popular among traditional woodcarvers and silversmiths. More...

20 sen
Bunga Melur
The ‘bunga melur’ or jasmine flower is culturally significant among the three major races in Malaysia. More...

10 sen
Orang Asli Motif
The ‘orang asli’ (aboriginal tribes) of Malaysia are talented in weaving indigenous leaves and plants into decorative items such as headbands, sashes and skirts for traditional rituals and ceremonies. More...

5 sen
Destar Siga
The ‘destar siga’ cloth is an indigenous form of fabric weaving that originates from the Kadazan Dusun tribe in Sabah. More...

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)
Press Release


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