16 April 2016

BNM issues commemorative coins to celebrate RTM's 70th anniversary

Source: BNM. Detail of the silver commemorative coin.
Source: BNM. Detail of the silver commemorative coin.

Bank Negara Malaysia has issued commemorative coins in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM). RTM is the first broadcaster in Malaysia, responsible for radio broadcast on 1 April 1946 and television broadcast on 28 December 1963.

The commemorative coins are available in silver and Nordic gold. Nordic gold, which does not contain gold, is an alloy consisting of 89% copper, 5% zinc, 5% aluminium, and 1% tin. It is used in Euro coins of the 10, 20 and 50 cent denominations.

The centre of the coin on the obverse side shows the iconic image of RTM’s headquarters, Angkasapuri. The building features a unique facade decorated with a motif based on the shape of the tongue. The words RADIO TELEVISYEN MALAYSIA are on the upper circumference and the years 1946 – 2016 are inscribed below.

The words BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA as the issuing authority of the commemorative coin is featured on the upper circumference of the coin on the reverse side, with the face value of the coin is inscribed on the lower circumference. The event logo for the 70th Anniversary of Radio Televisyen Malaysia is featured on centre of the coin. 

Silver commemorative coin (proof)

This proof coin - an early mintage of a particular coin, often created in larger numbers as collectibles - is made of fine silver with 99.9 purity and weighs 31.1g. It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM212 a piece. There are only 500 pieces available.

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 RM10.60 each. There are 10,000 pieces available.


The commemorative coins are available separately or as a set of two. A total of 2,000 sets are available for sale, priced at RM265.

The coins will be available for sale at Bank Negara Malaysia’s Museum and Art Gallery (MAG), at its regional offices and branch located in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, Malaysia.

Note: All prices stated are inclusive of 6% GST