Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
The red colour of the Hibiscus refelects the country's economy and political strength and courage in facing challanges. In general the rich diversity of the Hibuscus which appear in many colour and sizes, symbolises Malaysia's muliti racial society, religion and cultural diversity living in harmony.
The Hibiscus was immortalised as one of the images in the National Embelem of Malaysiaon 19th May 1983. The Hibiscus was declared as a National heritage on 7th july 2007.
- The Obverse Side of the Coin
The centre of the coin features the image of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower with the words "50 Tahun" at the upper circumference. The years "1960 - 2010" appear below the Bunga Raya, and the words "Bunga Raya Bunga Kebangsaan" at the lower circumference of the coin.
- The Reverse Side of the Coin
The centre shows the map of Malaysia, with the Malaysian flag as the background. The upper circumference displays the words "Bank Negara Malaysia" with the denomination below it. "Jabatan Warisan Negara" as organiser of the ceremony for the proclamation anniversary appears on the lower circumference of the coin.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The common name of the bird in Bahasa Malaysia, English and its scientific name are on the lower part of the circumference.The reverse of the coin depicts the denomination and the logo for the Bird Series, represented by the Hornbill.
The Bird Series coins are minted and distributed by the Royal Mint of Malaysia. They can be bought from the BNM, the Coin Shoppe of the Royal Mint of Malaysia in Shah Alam and the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.
Type : Cupro-Nickel Coin
Composition : Copper 75 Nickel 25
Diameter : 33.7 mm
Weight : 16.8 g
Thickness : 2.6 mm
Approved mintage : 100,000 pieces
Kuala Lumpur - 1st Feb 1972
Ipoh - 27th May 1988
Kuching Utara dan Selatan - 1st Aug1988
Johor Bahru - 1st Jan 1994
Kota Kinabalu - 2nd Feb 2000
Shah Alam - 10th Okt 2000
Bandar Melaka - 15th Apr 2003
Alor Star - 21st Dis 2003
Miri - 20th May 2005
Petaling Jaya - 20th June 2006
Kuala Terengganu - 1st Jan 2008
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Issuance of Commemorative Coins in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower
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Pumice rocks are igneous rocks which were formed when lava cooled quickly above ground. You can see where little pockets of air had been. This rock is so light, that many pumice rocks will actually float in water. Pumice is actually a kind of glass and not a mixture of minerals. Because this rock is so light, it is used quite often as a decorative landscape stone.
The Taupo eruption took place from a line of vents near the eastern side of the modern lake. At the beginning of the eruption, the vent was clear of the lake as there is minimal evidence for water involvement with the erupting magma. However the lake eventually breached the vent and several stages of the eruption were dominated by mixing of the magma and lake water, with fine ash being formed. Fall of this ash was accompanied on occasion by heavy rain.
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