KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia has issued commemorative coins in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Malaysia, which are available for sale starting today.
There will be three commemorative coin designs - gold commemorative coin, coloured silver commemorative coin and nordic gold brilliant uncirculated commemorative coin.
The gold commemorative coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 7.96 grams. It has a face value of RM100 and is sold at RM1,800 a piece.
The coloured silver commemorative coin is the first coloured coin issued by the central bank. The coloured Jalur Gemilang is placed on the obverse side of the coin.
The proof coloured coin is made of fine silver with 999 purity and weighs 31.10 grams. It has a face value of RM10 and is sold at RM200 a piece.
The nordic gold coin, meanwhile, has a face value of RM1 and is sold at RM10 each.
There are 750 pieces of the gold commemorative coin, 10,000 pieces of coloured silver coin and 25,000 pieces of nordic gold coin.
According to Bank Negara, the commemorative coins are also available in a set of three and a set of two.
The set of three consists of the gold, coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins and it is sold at RM2,100 per set with 500 sets available.
The set of two consists of the coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins, which is sold at RM250 per set with 1,000 sets available.
The commemorative coins are available for sale at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery located at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, as well as its regional offices in Penang and Johor Baru, and branches located in Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.