KUCHING: Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 40th anniversary in Malaysia-China diplomatic relations.
These commemorative coins will be on sale from June 27 at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (MAG) and regional offices and branches located in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
The commemorative coins were presented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on May 31 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, signifying the diplomatic relationship between the two countries over the four decades and will continue to strengthen in the coming years.
Specifications of the commemorative coins are as follows:
• Gold Commemorative Coin (proof) – This proof coin is made of gold with 99.99 purity and weighs 7.96gm. It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,800 a piece. The mintage quantity is 500 pieces.
• Coloured Silver Commemorative Coin (proof) – This proof coloured coin is made of Fine Silver with 99.9 purity and weighs 31.10 grams. It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM200 a piece. The mintage quantity is 2,000 pieces.
• Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin – The Nordic Gold (B.U) coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM10 each. The mintage quantity is 25,000 pieces. These commemorative coins are also available in a set of three and a set of two.
The set of three consists of the gold, coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins. It will be sold at RM2,100 per set with 750 sets available.
The set of two consists of the coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins. This set will be sold at RM250 per set with 750 sets available.