Proof Coin 20 Cents, Issued by Malaya, Malaysia, 1948
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned head of the King facing left; around, KING GEORGE VI THE SIXTH; artist's initials, PM, below neck
At centre within a bead circle, 20 / CENTS; around, COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY MALAYA 1948
This 1948 coinage marked the move from silver to Copper-Nickel alloy (75% copper, 25% nickel). These coins entered circulation after the Governor' 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) omitted.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.664 g (Weight)
KM#9 Pridmore 288 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.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1955. Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951.