Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing three types of commemorative coins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower. The commemorative coins were launched by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan AgongTuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah at Kompleks Perbadanan Kraftangan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
The commemorative coins are legal tender and the specifications are as follows:
- Gold Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 7.96 grams. It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,200 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 150 pieces.
- Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin is made of Sterling silver with 92.5 purity and weighs 21.00 grams. It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM150 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 400 pieces.
- 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 10,000 pieces.
These commemorative coins are also available in a set of 3 and a set of 2. The Set of 3 consists of the gold, silver and Nordic gold proof coins. It will be sold at RM1,450 per set with only 300 sets available. The Set of 2 consists of the silver and Nordic gold proof coins. This set will be sold at RM200 per set with only 600 sets available.
The design description of the 50th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower is as follows:
- The Obverse Side of the Coin
The centre of the coin features the image of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower with the words "50 Tahun" at the upper circumference. The years "1960 - 2010" appear below the Bunga Raya, and the words "Bunga Raya Bunga Kebangsaan" at the lower circumference of the coin.
- The Reverse Side of the Coin
The centre shows the map of Malaysia, with the Malaysian flag as the background. The upper circumference displays the words "Bank Negara Malaysia" with the denomination below it. "Jabatan Warisan Negara" as organiser of the ceremony for the proclamation anniversary appears on the lower circumference of the coin.
These commemorative coins are minted and distributed by Bank Negara Malaysia and will be available for sale from 1 October 2010 at Bank Negara Malaysia's headquarters (BNMLINK) and its branches located in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.