Malaysia 2nd Series "Bunga Raya" 1 Sen 1988 Pattern Strike Coin.
Rarity: Unique
The second series of Malaysia coins with denomination 1 sen to $1.00 was launched on 4th September 1989.

1 sen copper clad steel coin ; diameter 17.78 mm x 1.26 mm thickness
5 sen copper-nickel alloy coin ; diameter 16.25 mm x 1.04 mm thickness
10 sen copper-nickel alloy coin; diameter 19.40 mm x 1.37 mm thickness
20 sen copper-nickel alloy coin; diameter 23.59 mm x 1.75 mm thickness
50 sen copper-nickel alloy coin; diameer 27.76 mm x 2.18 mm thickness
$1 copper-zinc-tin alloy coin: diameter 24.50mm x 2.60 mm thickness

The second series of sen coins entered circulation in late-1989, sporting completely redesigned observes and reverses, but predominantly retaining the design of edges, diameters and composition of the previous series' coins as of 1989—the 1 ringgit coin an exception. Changes include the depiction of items of Malay culture on the obverse, and the inclusion of a Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Malay: Bunga Raya), the national flower of Malaysia, on the upper half of the reverse. The second series was designed by Low Yee Kheng.
The 1 sen coin with diameter of 17.78 mm, thickness 1.26 mm and weight at 1.74gm is a Copper Clad Steel planchet, plain edged. On the obverse is a Rebana ubi design. On the reverse is Bank title, value and year of minting.
This is a rare specimen coin struck with a date of "1988", instead of the regular year of "1989" as the year of minting, the official launching was on 4th September 1989.

To be listed in our next up and coming The Collectibles Auction Asia No.7/2016, (CAA) Auction to be held on 23rd April 2016 in Singapore Landmark Village Hotel.
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