Join 100,590 users already on read.cash

Malaysia 2022 50th Anniversary of Kilang Wang Bank Negara Malaysia coin

0 15
Avatar for hooiyewlim
Written by   206
2 months ago

On 28 September 2022, Bank Negara Malaysia announced that it will be issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of its mint, Kilang Wang. Established on 10 July 1971, Kilang Wang is the official mint for Malaysia’s coins.

The Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah binti Mohd Yunus said, “For the past five decades, Kilang Wang has been minting beautiful coins with designs that Malaysians love. With their distinctive shapes and designs, the commemorative coins issued in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Kilang Wang celebrate our country’s cultural heritage, while showcasing the mint’s expert craftsmanship and technology.”

The commemorative coins will be issued in two denominations:

  1. Copper Commemorative Coin (proof) - Wau, Gasing dan Congkak shaped

These coins are made of copper with 99.9 purity and will be issued in three shapes - WauGasing and Congkak, each weighing 36.6 grams, 21.7 grams dan 22.8 grams, respectively. The coins have a face value of RM5 and will be sold at RM220 a piece. The mintage quantity is 1,200 pieces for each type.

  1. Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U.) Commemorative Coin

This coin is made of copper and several other metals, weighing 8.5 grams. The coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM13.20 per piece. The mintage quantity is 5,000 pieces.

The commemorative coins are also available in a Set of 3. The Set of 3 is priced at RM605 per set and comprises one of each WauGasing and Congkak copper proof coin. A total of 1,200 sets will be available for purchase.

Coin design

The design of the commemorative coins is as follows:

  1. Copper Commemorative Coin (proof) – Wau-shaped

  • Obverse – The top left corner features the words “50 TAHUN PENGHASILAN DUIT SYILING” in conjunction with 50 years of coin minting by the Kilang Wang. The numerals five and zero are styled to mimic the shape of two coins. The top right features the wau – a traditional moon-kite – with a floral motif, flying high across a trail of stars. This symbolises movement and progress, emblematic of Kilang Wang’s evolution over the years.

  • Reverse – The top centre features the text “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” to depict the issuing authority, followed by “5 RINGGIT” in the middle, representing its face value. These text elements are placed against a traditional background inspired by both the wau and a floral motif.

  1. Copper Commemorative Coin (proof) – Gasing-shaped

  • Obverse – The left side features the words “50 TAHUN PENGHASILAN DUIT SYILING” to commemorate 50 years of coin minting by Kilang Wang. The numerals five and zero are styled to mimic the shape of two coins. The right side features circuitry and mechanical gears symbolising progress, modernisation and technology. The background features linear stripes depicting movement and speed, inspired by the traditional gasing leper, a traditional Malay spinning tops.

  • Reverse – The top centre features the text “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” to depict the issuing authority, followed by “5 RINGGIT” in the middle, representing its face value. The background features the numbers 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 in various typefaces to depict the different series of coins issued over the years, while also symbolising five decades of coin minting.

  1. Copper Commemorative Coin (proof) – Congkak-shaped

  • Obverse - The left corner features the words “50 TAHUN PENGHASILAN DUIT SYILING” to commemorate 50 years of coin minting by Kilang Wang. The numerals five and zero are styled to mimic the shape of two coins. Against a textured background resembling a mengkuang mat are seven images and motifs from the various series of coins issued by Kilang Wang over the years – the Parliament Building from the first coin series; the waurebana and gasing from the second coin series; and Mah Meri motif and sulur kacang from the third coin series.

  • Reverse - On this side of the coin which is made to look like a congkak board, the left storehouse features the text “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” to depict the issuing authority, while the right storehouse features the text “5 RINGGIT” representing its face value. The middle features two rows of congkak houses containing marbles with frosted tones designed to reveal an optical illusion of the digits “50”, signifying 50 years of coin minting by Kilang Wang.

 

  1. Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U.) Commemorative Coin

  • Obverse - The face of the coin features the words “50 TAHUN PENGHASILAN DUIT SYILING” and “JUBLI EMAS” to commemorate 50 years of coin minting by Kilang Wang. The numerals in the middle, five and zero, are styled to mimic the shape of two coins. The circumference features a decorative circular motif symbolising market circulation. Within the digit five stands a kijang, representing Bank Negara Malaysia.

  • Reverse - The right circumference features the text “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” to depict the issuing authority, followed by “1 RINGGIT” next to it, representing its face value. The top left circumference features the image of a 5 sen coin issued in 1971 when Kilang Wang first started minting coins. The bottom left circumference features a 50 sen coin issued in 2021, commemorating 50 years of coin minting by Kilang Wang.

1
$ 0.39
$ 0.39 from @TheRandomRewarder
Sponsors of hooiyewlim
empty
empty
empty
Avatar for hooiyewlim
Written by   206
2 months ago
Enjoyed this article?  Earn Bitcoin Cash by sharing it! Explain
...and you will also help the author collect more tips.

Comments