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Malaysia Penang 1/2, 1, and 2 Pice (1/2, 1, and 2 Cents)  1810 to 1828
Malaysia Penang 1/2, 1, and 2 Pice (1/2, 1, and 2 Cents) 1810 to 1828

If you look closely at the inscription on the ribbon below the lions, you will read 'Auspicio Regis et Senatus Angliae,' or 'By command of the King and Parliament of England. This is from a time of British administration on the Malay Peninsula. The Arabic inscription on the back means 'Pulu Penang' as Kiddo has correctly surmised.

These are rare and valuable coins. That's great! Patterns are the same on 1/2, 1 and 2 pice, but size is different:

1/2 PICE: about 22 mm diameter
PICE: about 25 mm diameter
2 PICE: about 28 mm diameter

Here are some typical catalog values

1/2 PICE DATED 1810
worn: $70 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $600

1/2 PICE DATED 1825 OR 1828
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $800

PICE DATED 1810
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $600

PICE DATED 1825 OR 1828
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $500
fully uncirculated: $900

2 PICE DATED 1825 OR 1828
worn: $70 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $450
fully uncirculated: $900

Be sure to read our Important Terminology page for information about interpreting these catalog values.

The coin in our picture comes from Heritage Auctions, a world leader in numismatic (coin collecting) material. Heritage's coin is in amazing uncirculated condition. As such, it sold for a whopping $1000 in a 2013 auction. CoinQuest thanks Heritage for use of their coin photo.

Coin: 15721 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: kiddo, Thu, 17-Oct-2013 12:37:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 18-Oct-2013 00:37:19 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 05-Oct-2015 01:53:06 GMT
Requester description: 1810 front device: on the centre of the coin, there is an armour with a cross symbol on it. and two lions at each side of the armour. on top of the armour, there is a small lion. The date is located below the armour,1810. back inscription: there inscription of 'pulau pinang' in arabic characters with flower-like decoration encircle the inscription.
Tags: malaysia penang 1 2 pice cents cent pices peny pennys pennies penny centre offcenter armour armor cross symbol two lions lion inscription monogram pulau pinang arabic arab characters character flower encircle circle off offset certer center centers centered armored symbles symbal simbol symbels symbols simble tiger cougar tigers script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials arabesque aribic arabian arabia logograms logogram florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals circled circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed shield wreath auspicio auspice regis senatus senate angliae flags flag arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths auspicto avspice senator angilae colours blanket banner colors banners bannered

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