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Thursday, 7 December 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

Special coins to mark 60th year

THE National Archives is marking its 60th anniversary with a pair of commemorative coins.

A collaboration between National Archives and Bank Negara Malaysia, the set consists of a silver coin and a Nordic gold coin.

They were launched by National Archives director Datuk Azemi Abdul Aziz on Monday.

Made of fine silver with 99.9 purity and weighing 31.1g, the silver coin has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM230 apiece. A total of 500 pieces has been issued.

The Nordic gold coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM10 each. The mintage quantity is 10,000 pieces.

The coins are also available in sets of two comprising the silver and Nordic gold proof coins. They will be sold at RM280 per set.

Azemi (second from right) and Bank Negara currency management and operations senior officer Thomas Tan Koon Peng (second from left) showing the set of two commemorative coins. Looking on are National Archives research and development deputy director Yatimah Rimun (left) and planning and management deputy director Ihsan Hassan. — Photos: SAM THAM/The Star
Azemi (second from right) and Bank Negara currency management and operations senior officer Thomas Tan Koon Peng (second from left) showing the set of two commemorative coins. Looking on are National Archives research and development deputy director Yatimah Rimun (left) and planning and management deputy director Ihsan Hassan. — Photos: SAM THAM/The Star

Starting Dec 12, they will be on display at Bank Negara’s Museum and Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur as well as its offices in other states.

Each person can purchase a maximum of a set of two coins, a silver coin and three Nordic gold coins.

During the event, Azemi also launched a new application called the Malaysian Government Web Archive (MyGWA), which will be used to store the Government’s webpages and act as a reference point for future use.

The app will be implemented across government webpages in stages starting from January next year.

National Archives has 521 employees and 10 branches in various states.

It has been in service since 1957 and strives to be the best national research centre in the country by providing and ensuring that Government records and data are kept safe.