Malaysia 1976 Tapir RM500 Gold Proof Coin. 
Rarity: Rare
On the first day (29-3-2014) when I arrived at the Singapore Panda America 2014 International Coin Fair at Marina Bayfront, I was offered to view a very high graded Malaysia 1976 Tapir RM500 Gold Proof coin. Gorgeous, it was graded by PCGS with PR69DCAM.
 I took a copy of CAA 3/2014 Auction Catalog, turned to back cover page and showed to my buddy Singapore numismatist, an advertisement of NGC listed the other piece of Malaysia 1976 Tapir RM500 Gold Proof graded PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO.
A Titan verses Titan.

A piece of Malaysia RM500 Cipan (Malayan Tapir) Conservation Proof 1976 gold coin (KN6) graded PCGS PR69 DCAM with a realized price of SD6400 at Monetarium Auction in Singapore on 26-10-2012. The total price for the coin including 15% auction premium will be approximately RM18,403.( I bidded on behalf of my customer).
Technical Specifications:
Face value: RM500
Alloy: Gold .900 proof
Diameter: 34mm
Weight: 33.437g
Thickness: 2.6mm
Mintage: 508 pieces

In 1975-1976 the Royal Mint UK together with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and IUCNNR (World Wildlife Fund, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) issued a 12 pieces collection of silver proof coins, two each from from six different countries (Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sudan, Venezuela & Zaire). In 1974-1976, 24 countries mint 1 gold and 2 silver coins (In total 24 gold coins & 48 silver coins) for Wildlife conservation series with each coin featuring an endangered species from that country. The countries that were invited to issued conservation coins: Afghanistan, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Indonesia, Jordan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Venezuela, Zaire and Zambia.

Better known locally as Tapir gold coin.

This is the most sought after Malaysian gold coin for worldwide collectors with the mintage of 2894 pieces minted for B.U. version and 508 pieces for Proof version.


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