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Issuance of Commemorative Coins in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Ref No : 08/20/07 27 Aug 2020 Embargo : For immediate release    

Bank Negara Malaysia is pleased to announce that it will be issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM50).

The commemorative coins were launched by the Pro Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Laxamana Tunku Dato’ Seri Utama Naquiyuddin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar on 21 August 2020 at UKM.

Three coins of the following specifications will be issued:

  1. Coloured Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)
    This 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 RM253 a piece. The mintage quantity is 1,000 pieces.

  2. Nordic Gold Commemorative Coin (proof)
    This coin in proof finish is made from copper and several other metals, and weighs 8.5 grams. It has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM60.50 a piece. The mintage quantity is 1,000 pieces.

  3. Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin
    This coin in matte finish is made mainly out of copper, and weighs 8.5 grams. It has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM13.20 a piece. Total mintage quantity is 25,000 pieces. Of this, 10,000 pieces will be produced in exclusive packaging for UKM to sell to its students and alumni.

These commemorative coins are also available in a Set of 2. The Set of 2 comprises one coloured silver proof and one Nordic gold proof coins. This set will be sold at RM308 per set with 1,000 sets available. The detailed specifications of these commemorative coins are set out in Appendix I.

Note: Prices stated above are inclusive of 10% Sales and Services Tax (SST).

Coin design

The design of the commemorative coins is as follows:


  1. Obverse

    The golden jubilee celebration’s text “SAMBUTAN JUBLI EMAS” decorates the upper circumference of the coin. The centre of the coin features the Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak (DECTAR), a prominent UKM landmark which marks the start (registration) and conclusion (convocation) of a student’s journey in UKM. The landmark is flanked by symmetrical geometric designs forming the exterior of DECTAR to symbolise UKM’s significant achievements in its 50-year history. UKM’s mission in promoting the national language as the language of knowledge is translated into the songket design motifs of the national flower, the Bunga Raya, as the background for the university’s name in Malay and Jawi script. UKM’s year of establishment and the year of golden jubilee (1970-2020) is inscribed as an interchangeable latent image (when tilted) at the bottom of the coin.

  2. Reverse

    The text “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA" as the issuer of the coin is featured at the upper circumference of the coin. The golden jubilee celebration’s official logo is prominently positioned on top of the globe to signify UKM’s remarkable journey and accomplishments, being ranked among the world’s top universities. The face value of the coin is inscribed at the lower circumference of the coin.


Sale of commemorative coins

To provide a fair opportunity for members of the public to buy these limited edition coins, there will be a purchase limit (a Set of 2, a coloured silver coin (proof), a Nordic gold (proof) and up to five Nordic gold (B.U) coins). In the event of oversubscription, balloting will take place. Further information on ordering, payment and delivery will be informed to the public in an announcement on 25 September 2020.

Bank Negara Malaysia
27 Aug 2020

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