Proof Coin 5 Cents, Issued by Malaya, Malaysia, 1948
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, KING GEORGE VI 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



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) on the obverse is omitted.

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