Malaysia 1971 Tunku Abdul Rahman RM5 proof coin

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Original commemorative title : Malaysia 1st Prime Minister Tun Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj

Technical Specifications:

Year: 1971

Face Value: 5 ringgit

Composition: Copper-nickel

Weight: 29.03g

Diameter: 38.00 mm

Thickness :: 3.2 mm

Mintage: Non-Proof - 2,000,000 pcs; Proof - 500 pcs.


On August 30, 1971, Bank Negara Malaysia launched the Commemorative Coins in conjunction with Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj 13 years of being the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Tunku Abdul Rahman commemorative coins were issued with a denomination of 100 Ringgit and 5 Ringgit.

The coins are sold at branches of Bank Negara Malaysia and commercial banks nationwide. The copper-nickel coin is the largest in the history of Malaysia's nickel-copper coin with a diameter of 38mm.

The front part of the coin shows the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, wrote the TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA AL-HAJ BAPA MALAYSIA around it and the coin was minted in 1971.

The back of the coin shows a parliamentary building in Kuala Lumpur, as a symbol of Malaysian democracy. The crescent moon and the 14-pointed star are taken from the Malaysian flag, symbolizing Malaysia as an Islamic state and 14 federal states and territories in Malaysia.

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