The Malaya and British Borneo currency was issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo from 1952 to 1967. The currency was widely circulated in the states of Malaya, British North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak, Singapore and Brunei.
The Malaya and British Borneo coins were introduced from 1953 to 1961. The obverse of this series of coins bore the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse has the inscription of "Malaya and British Borneo".
There were five denominations in this series of coin namely 1, 5, 10, 2o and 50 cents. The 5 and 10 cents coins were first issued in 1953 and followed by the 20 and 50 cents in 1954. Subsequently 1 cent square bronze coin was released in 1956. In 1962, a new design of 1 cent coin (round shape) was issued without the royal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The intention is to reflect the spirit of a newly independent nation after Malaya achieved its independence in 1957.
Coins issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo from 1953 to 1961 under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.