• 10 Cents 1953-1961, KM# 2, Malaya and British Borneo, Elizabeth II
  • 10 Cents 1953-1961, KM# 2, Malaya and British Borneo, Elizabeth II
Description

The Malaya and British Borneo cent was the currency of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo, Brunei and Riau archipelago from 1953 to 1967. The currency was issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo.

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Obverse

First crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the stylized heraldic Tudor Crown.

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

Upon the accession of Elizabeth II, she requested the design to be replaced with a representation of the St Edward's Crown (with depressed arches) which she wore at her coronation. Many, though not all, of the derived designs around the world were updated to match.

This portrait appeared on the obverse of the coins of Britain's colonies and dependencies (including Jersey), while only Britain and the Dominions (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa) were allowed to use the uncrowned effigy.

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
CT

Reverse

Value within beaded circle.

Mintmark H or KN is below EN of CENTS.

MALAYA AND BRITISH BORNEO
10
CENTS
1961

Edge
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.82 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)
Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham (KN)

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