The commemorative coins were launched on 9th feb 2009 by The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The commemorative coins are legal tender and their specifications are as follows:
- Gold Commemorative Coins (proof)
This proof coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 10.07 grams. It has a face value of RM50 and will be sold at RM1,250 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 300 pieces.
- Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin with a face value of RM10 is made of Sterling silver with 92.5 purity and weighs 21.00 grams. It is priced at RM150 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 400 pieces.
- Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin
The Nordic Gold (B.U) coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM10 each. The mintage quantity is 10,000 pieces.
Available for sale from 10 February 2009 at Bank Negara Malaysia's headquarters and its branches.