Ops. Sorry again, images of coins. But don't fret, I'm keeping my promise. For this post we shall study about flower. heheh
Do you know what kind of flower on our current coins? The flower on the coins is Hibiscus rosasinensis, also famously known to the local as Bunga Raya. Bunga Raya was declared as Malaysia's National Flower on 26th JULY 1960 by our first Prime Minister, Tuanku Abdul Rahman Al-Haj. Bunga Raya was chosen from quite a lot of competitors from other flowers such as Bunga Cempaka, Bunga Kenanga, Bunga Mawar, Bunga Teratai, Bunga Tanjung and Bunga Melur because due to its appealing appearance, bright colors and also the commonly 5 petals which also symbolizes The 5 Rukun Negara of Malaysia.
And recently when I went through my piggy bank to check for Malaysia 1971 10 Sen, I noticed different patterns of flower in this set of 50 cents. Apparently the flower is getting prettier year after year!
|of year 2000|
|of year 2002|
|of year 2007|
See differents on those flowers? I suspect one of the coins is fake, but can't make sure which one it is. Someone who has expertise in flowers help me?