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Coin - 5 Cents, Malaya, 1948 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8967

5 Cents, Issued by Malaya, Malaysia, 1948
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
This 1948 coinage marked the move from silver to Copper-Nickel alloy (75% copper, 25% nickel). These coins entered circulation after the Governor's Regulation was passed on 24 August 1948. The obverse legend reflects Indian Independence which was achieved in 1947 with the term Emperor (or more fully Emperor of India) is omitted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.42 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth 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: 1948 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; artist's initials, PM, below neck
Reverse Description: At centre within a bead circle, 5 / CENTS; around, COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY MALAYA 1948
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya, Malaysia, Malaya, 1948
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1948
References: KM#7
Pridmore 293
Pridmore, Fred. 1955. Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951, p.59-60 and Appendix XLII (incorrectly recorded as XLIII on p.60), p. 160.
  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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