Distinctively Malaysia

Image of the third series of Malaysian coins reverse

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.

Common Features

On the obverse, each denomination features a different motif, 14 dots representing the 13 states and the Federal Territory and (with exception in the case of the 50 sen coin) five horizontal lines representing the five principles of the 'Rukun Negara' (national pillars).

On the reverse, the new series of coins feature the national flower Rosa-sinensis hibiscus (known as the 'Bunga Raya'), numerals indicating the year of minting, the face value of the coin and the words 'BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA'.

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

Shape

Round with 9 indents

Round

Round

Round

Edge

Plain

Coarse

Milled

Plain

Colour

Yellow

Yellow

Silver

Silver

Downloads

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Further information

For further information, please contact us:

Tel: +603 2698 8044 ext 8658
Fax: +603 2691 3410
Email: ncs@bnm.gov.my

Information on machine calibration:

  • Encik Rozaiman Mansor +603 2698 8044 ext 7307
  • Encik Razak Mat Sorip ext 7415

Request for training sessions for cash handlers or request for collaterals and promotional materials:

  • Encik Shahrul Bahtiar Abdul Rahman ext 7413
  • Encik Zulhisham Mohd Nasir ext 7413