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Coin - 5 Cents, Malaya, 1941 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8963

Summary:
5 Cents, Issued by Malaya, Malaysia, 1941
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
In the early 1930's the Federated Malay States sought a share in the profits accruing to Britain from the issue of paper money and coins in the Straits Settlements. This request saw a commission established which reported in 1934 that the states formed a single economic unit which employed the notes and coins of the Straits Settlements. The report recommended that a Commission for Currency for Malaya should be established to manage the production and issue of currency in the region on behalf of, and guaranteed by, the various Malayan Governments. Initially, from 1939, all coins were produced by the Royal Mint, London although the outbreak of War saw production transferred to India in 1941. 5 Cents denomination coins were struck in both London and Calcutta in 1941, this example is from the Royal Mint, London.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.36 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malaysia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1941 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; artist's initials, PM, below neck
Reverse Description: At centre within a bead circle, 5 / CENTS; around, COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY MALAYA 1941
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya, Malaysia, Malaya, 1941
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1941
References: KM#3
Pridmore 273
Pridmore, Fred. 1955. Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951, p.56-57 and Appendix XL, p. 158.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009
  2. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951, Government Printing Office, Singapore, Singapore, 1955

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