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British Malaya George VI Small

1945-I  Five Cent reverse 1945-I  Five Cent obverse

1945-I Five Cent

Mint:Royal Mint London Monarch:George VI Obverse Designer:Percy Metcalfe Size:15mm Weight:1.37g Composition:50% Silver
40% Copper
5% Nickel
5% Zinc


Sales History


In 1934 the Malay Commissioners of Currency was formed in order to provide a single economic unit for the Straits Settlements guaranteed by the Malayan Governments. Coins were first produced for the Commission in 1939 with the five cent first struck that year bearing a similar design to the previous Straits' pieces. The reverse features a double inner circle with 5 CENTS in the middle and the legend, COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY MALAYA.The series is relatively easy to complete with all dates being available in mint state though some patience will be required if higher mint state grades are sought. The planchet was enlarged in 1948 and the legend simplified due to the independence of India in 1947.

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