1971 Tunku Abdul Rahman Commemorative Gold coin

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Technical Specifications:
Year: 1971
Face Value: 100 ringgit
Composition: Gold .917
Weight: 18.66 g
Diameter: 27.70 mm
Thickness:: 2.1 mm
Mintage: Non-Proof 100,000 pcs; Proof -500pcs

History:
On August 30, 1971, Bank Negara Malaysia launched the Commemorative Coins in conjunction with Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj 13 years of being the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Tunku Abdul Rahman commemorative coins were issued with a denomination of 100 Ringgit and 5 Ringgit.

The coins are sold at branches of Bank Negara Malaysia and commercial banks nationwide. The copper-nickel coin is the largest in the history of Malaysia's nickel-copper coin with a diameter of 38mm.

On the front part of the coin show the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, wrote the TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA AL-HAJ BAPA MALAYSIA around it and the coin was minted in 1971.

The back of the coin shows a parliamentary building in Kuala Lumpur, as a symbol of Malaysian democracy. The crescent moon and the 14-pointed star are taken from the Malaysian flag, symbolizing Malaysia as an Islamic state and 14 federal states and territories in Malaysia.