Monday, May 30, 2011

107. Malaysia 10 Sen 1971

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Date: 1971 
Denomination: 10 Cents / 10 Sen
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin Allignment
Weight: 2.82g
Diameter: 19.4mm
Thickness: -
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Population: 32,236 pieces
Reference: KN4
Mint: Kilang Wang Bank Negara Malaysia, Shah Alam
Category: Normal Circulation Coin
Demonetized: No
Engraver/Designer: Geoffrey ColleyDesigner's Intial: Yes, "GC" at the bottom right of the parliament building on obverse
Variety: -
Obverse: Parliament House of Malaysia and a crescent moon and start representing Malaysia's Concept of Parliamentary Democracy and Islam as the National Religion.
Reverse: The value "10" in the middle, with hisbiscus flowers at the left and right of value. Word "Malaysia" and the year of minting and "SEN".
Edge: Plain

A circulated 10 sen 1971! Rare coin isn't? 


Anonymous said...

The market value for this coin in BU grade is so high.
Wonder is it worth keeping more than a single specimen?
Thanks a lot for sharing, mnfaj :)

Mr. Danny said...

I have my own doubt about these coin..I myself have 3 piece of these and thinking of adding this up until some otai2 advice me not to do so because they said this coin is not rare and the price will go down when some of the collectors who are keeping hundreds or thousands of these coins flooding the market with BU/UNC condition...

Dickson Niew said...

Dear mnfaj,
Now is more difficult to find a Malaysia 1971 10 cents coin in VF condition than the UNC/BU condition.
Most of the VF/EF in condition coins were sacrified for "Tarik Nombor".
Was told,the new stocks from down south country are not cheap anymore due to high exchange rates.Keep some good pieces may be a good ideas.

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Ya I have heard that a BU one has exceeded RM300. Pftt That is 30000 times than its face value. Real crazy! haha

mnfaj said...

Hi Danny,
Looking at the supply number of only 32k, I believe that there is always a huge demand for this coin. Happy collecting!

mnfaj said...

Hy Mr Dickson,
Yes you are totally right! A VF condition is a lot more scarce than a UNC one. Haha. Thinking of acquiring an UNC/BU one to pair with this one.

Anonymous said...

Mr Dickson, you are a well respect and known nuemistic. are the UNC/BU coins part of the 32K mintage. As these coins are totally different from Variety 1. I bought my first V1 EF condition at RM850 so indeed the price had increased. Also visit e-bay, you will see someone at RM4500.

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