Malaysia 1971 100 ringgit

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1697
This specimen was lot 1697 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$900 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik seit 1965 100 Ringgit 1971. Präsident Abdul Rahman. FDC. (republic of Malaysia, one hundred ringgit of 1971, for president Abdul Rahman, Uncirculated.)"
This type was accompanied by a copper-nickel five ringgit (KM 10). Abdul Rahman (1903-90) was the chief minister of Malaya (1955-57) and first prime minister of Malaysia (1957-70) and this coin was issued upon his retirement.

Recorded mintage: 100,000 plus 500 proofs.

Specification: 18.66 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 18.68 g.

Catalog reference: KM 11. Fr-1.


  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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