Monday, May 28, 2012

Malaysia Girl Guides coin press release

Today Bank Negara Malaysia has just make a press release for the commemorative coins in conjunction with The 100th Anniversary of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The coins were launched by Her Majesty The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah today at Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites in Ipoh, Perak. These commemorative coins are minted and distributed by Bank Negara Malaysia and will be available for sale from 30 May 2012 at its headquarters at BNMLINK and the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery (MAG), regional offices and branches located in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru,Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

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On the reverse of the coin show the logo of “Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia” on center to reflect the Malaysian chapter of the Association. The words “Bank Negara Malaysia” as the issuing authority of the commemorative coin is featured on the upper circumference of the coin, while the face value of the coin is inscribed at the lower circumference.

The obverse shows the logo of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is in the centre of the coin with the words “Ulang Tahun Ke-100” to mark the centenary celebrations of the international Girl Guides and Girl Scouts movement which is held over a period of three years, from 2010 - 2012 inscribed on the upper circumference. The lower circumference is inscribed with the words “Persatuan Pandu Puteri dan Pengakap Puteri Sedunia”.

The commemorative coins are legal tender with the following specifications:

RM10 Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin is made of Sterling silver with 92.5 purity and weights 21.00 grams. It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM150 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 600 pieces.

Technical Specifications:
Type: Silver Proof
Alloy: Silver (Ag92.5)
Face Value: 10
Selling Price: 150
Mintage Quantity (piece/set): 600
Diameter(mm): 35.70
Weight (gram): 21.00
Shape: Round with milled edge

RM1 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 15,000 pieces.

Technical Specifications:
Type: Nordic Gold (B.U.)
Alloy: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Face Value: 1
Selling Price: 10
Mintage Quantity (piece/set: 15,000
Diameter(mm): 30.00
Weight (gram): 8.80
Shape: Round with milled edge

Set of 2:
These commemorative coins are also available in a set of two (2). The set of two (2) consists of the silver and Nordic gold proof coins, are sold at RM200 per set with only 500 sets available. 

Technical Specifications:
Type: Set of 2
Selling Price: RM200
Mintage Quantity (piece/set: 500

Source: Bank Negara Malaysia.

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