Saturday, 14 May 2016

1962 1 cent Malaya keris coin

In this article you can find information about 1962 1 cent keris Malaya & British Borneo Queen Elizabeth II coin value/price as a reference. The 1 cent coin issued by Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo during Queen Elizabeth II were released starting from 1956. In 1962, new 1 cent coins in Bronze bearing two keris (Malay dagger) on the obverse were introduced.

In 1961, Malaya is having a coin shortage because of the opening of rural area by Federation of Malaya and opening of several bank branches in the country. People in the rural area are using more small denomination coins.The government have ordered a new 1 cent coins from the The Royal Mint to solved the problem.

On 13 December 1962, Tan Siew Sin, Malaya Finance Minister announced that the new circular 1 cent coin will be issued on Monday (17 December 1962) and the old one cent coin will continue to be legal tender.

1962 1 cent

1962 1 cent Malaya & British Borneo Queen Elizabeth II
Obverse Description: Two crossed Malayan Keris
Reverse Description: At centre, 1 CENT; around, MALAYA AND BRITISH BORNEO 1962

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1 Cent
Issued By: Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo
Ruler: Queen Elizabeth II
Year: 1962
Mint: Royal Mint, London.
Artist: unknown
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.90 g (Weight)
Coin edge: Plain
References: KM#6

Malaya & British Borneo Queen Elizabeth II 1 cent keris price:
Year Mintage Note E.Fine Uncirculated B.Uncirculated Proof
1962 45,000,000 - 0.50 3 10 300
*Price in US Dollar


Malaya & British Borneo Queen Elizabeth II coins Price:

Source:
1. Circular one-cent coins from Monday, The Straits Times, 13 December 1962.
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Straits Settlements Queen Victoria Coins

The first series of Straits Settlements coins bearing the inscription “Straits Settlement” was issued in 1871 for the ruler Queen Victoria. 5 Cents, 10 Cents and 20 Cents were introduced in 1871. In 1872 ¼ Cent, ½ Cent and 1 Cent were released into circulation. Silver 50 cents coins were first introduced in 1886. ¼ , ½ and 1 Cent coins were made by copper and bronze depending on their issuance year. 5, 10, 20 and 50 Cents were made by .800 silver.

Queen Victoria

obsolete coin

The Straits Settlements coinage gradually became acceptable legal tender in the neighbouring Federated Malay States consisting Perak, Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan which came into being on 1st July 1896.

The Unfederated Malay States consisting of Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu came to accept the coinage of the Straits Settlements after the appointment of British advisers in 1909. Johor only accepted the appointment of British Advisor in 1914. However, due to the close prodimity of Johor to Melaka and Singapore, the coinage of the Straits Settlements was already in circulation in Johor by the late 19th Century.

quarter cent

Queen Victoria 1/4 cent coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 1/4; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, QUARTER CENT 1& year

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1/4 cent
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Bombay Mint
Diameter: 18 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 2.33 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper from 1872-1883, Bronze from 1884-1901
Coin Edge: Plain

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Half cent

Queen Victoria 1/2 cent coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 1/2; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, HALF CENT & Year.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1/2 cent
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: (H) Heaton and Son, Great Britain
Diameter: 23 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 4.66 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper from 1872-1883, Bronze from 1884-1889
Coin Edge: Plain

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Queen Victoria 1 cent coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 1; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, ONE CENT & Year.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1 cent
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Bombay Mint
Diameter: 29 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 9.33 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper from 1872-1883, Bronze from 1884-1901
Coin Edge: Plain

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Queen Victoria 5 cents coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 5; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, FIVE CENT & Year.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 5 cents
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Diameter: 16 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 1.35 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: .800 Silver
Coin Edge: Milled

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Queen Victoria 10 cents coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 10; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, TEN CENT & Year.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 10 cents
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Diameter: 18 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 2.70 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: .800 Silver
Coin Edge: Milled

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Queen Victoria 20 cents coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 20; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, TWENTY CENT & Year.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 20 cents
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Diameter: 23 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 5.40 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: .800 Silver
Coin Edge: Milled

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50 cents

Queen Victoria 50 cents coin
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot tied with a bow which hangs down the back of the neck.

Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 50; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; below, FIFTY CENT & Year.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 50 cents
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Diameter: 31 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 13.517 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: .800 Silver
Coin Edge: Milled

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Straits Settlements Queen Victoria coins Price & Value:
Source:
1. Saran Singh "The Encyclopaedia of the coins of Malaya Singapore and Brunei 1400-1967".
2. Wikipedia
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