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Issuance of Commemorative Coins in Conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Putrajaya

Ref No : 08/20/10 28 Aug 2020 Embargo : For immediate release    

Bank Negara Malaysia is pleased to announce that it will be issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Putrajaya.

The commemorative coins were launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin, today at Perdana Putra, Putrajaya.

The commemorative coins will be issued in two denominations:

  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 Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin
    This coin is made up of copper and several other metals. It has a matte finishing and weighs 8.5 grams. The coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM13.20 a piece. The mintage quantity is 15,000 pieces.

These commemorative coins are also available in a Set of 2. The Set of 2 is priced at RM308 per set, and comprises one coloured silver proof coin and one Nordic gold proof coin. A total of 1,000 sets are available for purchase. Detailed specifications of these commemorative coins are as per Appendix I.

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

Coin design

The design of the coins features iconic Putrajaya landmarks. A number of unique techniques have also been incorporated in the design of the coins, including use of a “floating effect”, application of various frosting methods and latent imaging.

Obverse

The text “SAMBUTAN JUBLI PERAK PUTRAJAYA” decorates the upper circumference of the coin. The centre of the coin features Perdana Putra – the Prime Minister’s Office – the central landmark of Malaysia’s administrative capital, with Jambatan Seri Wawasan and Mercu Tanda Putrajaya appearing in the background. The years 1995 and 2020 are inscribed as an interchangeable latent image (when tilted) at the bottom of the coin, marking the years of Putrajaya’s establishment and silver jubilee.

Reverse

The text “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA" as the issuer of the coin is featured at the upper circumference of the coin. The official logo for the silver jubilee celebration is prominently positioned over a background reminiscent of Dataran Putra, another important Putrajaya landmark. Application of different frosting techniques have been used to ensure that the background is subtle and provides a contrasting effect to emphasise the coloured logo. 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 of a Set of 2, a coloured silver coin (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 made available to the public in an announcement on 25 September 2020.

Bank Negara Malaysia
28 Aug 2020

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