Bank Negara Malaysia will be issuing a 40th years Malaysia China Diplomatic Relations commemorative coins. On 31 May 2014, Y.A.B. Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia presented the commemorative coins to H.E. Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to signify the diplomatic relationship between the two countries over the four decades and will continue to strengthen in the coming years.
The coins will only be available for sale from 27 June 2014 at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (MAG) and regional offices and branches located in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
The coin obverse on the centre shows the Petronas Twin Towers and the Great Wall of China as the iconic features of Malaysia and China, while the flags of both countries (in colour for the coloured silver version) are featured below these icons. The words “MALAYSIA-CHINA DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS” are on the upper circumference and the years 1974 – 2014 denoting 40 years of anniversary are inscribed on the lower circumference of the coin.
The coin reverse show words 40th Anniversary are inscribed in the centre of the coin with the skylines of Malaysia and China on the left and right sides respectively. The skyline of Malaysia features National Museum, Telekom Tower, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Putrajaya Prime Minister’s Office, Petronas Twin Towers, Tabung Haji Tower, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, Shah Alam. The skyline of China features Oriental Pearl Tower, China International Trust Investment Plaza, Great Wall of China, Beijing National Stadium, China Central Television Headquarters, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Jin Mao Tower, Forbidden City, Yonghe Temple and Temple of Heaven. The words “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” as the issuing authority of the commemorative coin are featured on the upper circumference of the coin, while the face value of the coin is inscribed on the lower circumference.
RM100 Gold Proof 40th Anniversary Of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations coin
Type: Gold Proof
Alloy: Gold (Au99.99)
Face Value: RM100
Sale Price: RM1,800.
RM10 Silver Proof 40th Anniversary Of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations coin
Type: Silver Proof
Alloy: Silver (Ag99.9)
Face Value: RM10
Weight: 31.1 g
Sale Price: RM200
RM1 Nordic Gold 40th Anniversary Of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations coin
Type: Nordic Gold (B.U.)
Alloy: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Face Value: RM1
Sale Price: RM10
These commemorative coins are also available in a Set of 3 and a Set of 2. The Set of 3 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 2 consists of the coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins. This set will be sold at RM250 per set with 750 sets available.