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Coin - 1 Cent, Malaya, 1941 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8961

1 Cent, Issued by Malaya, Malaysia, 1941 I
Minted by Calcutta Mint, India
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 for 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. 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 Malayan Governments. Initially all coins were produced by the Royal Mint, London although the outbreak of War saw production transferred to India in 1941; this coin was struck at Calcutta.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1986
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Height), 21 mm (Width)
Weight: 5.84 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, 1920
Themes this item is part of: Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malaysia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1941 AD
Denomination: 1 Cent
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; artist's initials, PM, below neck
Reverse Description: At centre within a bead circle, 1 / CENT; around, COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY MALAYA 1941; mint mark I below CENT
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Square with rounded corners
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya, Malaysia, Malaya, 1941
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1941
References: KM#2
Pridmore 277
Pridmore, Fred. 1955. Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951, p.56-57 and Appendix XL, p. 158.
  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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