Malaysia 2020 50th Anniversary of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia RM1 Coin card

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Technical Specifications:

Type: Nordic Gold (B.U.)

Metal: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1

Face Value (RM): 1 RINGGIT

Mintage (pieces / sets): 15,000

Diameter (mm): 30.0

Weight (g): 8.5

BNM's Retail Price: RM13.20


On 27 August 2020, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has issued a commemorative coin in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 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.

The fronts feature 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 that 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 symbolize 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.

The back of the coin shows 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.

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