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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has issued commemorative coins in conjunction with the National Archives of Malaysia’s 60th Anniversary this year.

In a statement, BNM said the coins, launched by National Archives Director General, Datuk Azemi Abdul Aziz today, came in two specifications, namely coloured silver (proof) and Nordic gold brilliant uncirculated.

“The proof coloured coin is made of fine silver with 99.9 purity and weighs 31.10 grams. It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM230 a piece. The mintage quantity is 500 pieces.

“Meanwhile, the Nordic Gold coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM10 each. The mintage quantity is 10,000 pieces,” the central bank said.

The coins are available in sets of two, comprising the coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins. it is priced at RM280 per set with 700 sets available.

All prices are subject to six per cent Goods and Services Tax.

The coins will be available from Dec 12 at the BNM Museum and Art Gallery and its offices in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Kuala Terengganu.

To provide a fair opportunity for the public to buy these limited edition coins, there will be a purchase limit -a set of two, a silver coin and three Nordic Gold coins per person.

To improve buying convenience, the public will also be able to place their orders through a new online ordering facility and further information on this, as well as the collection period will be made known to the public, said BNM. – BERNAMA

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