Monday, June 22, 2015

Set Of Two (Set 2 in 1) Commemorative Coins In Conjunction With The 75th Anniversary of Taman Negara (2014)











Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park and is a popular ecotourism destination. The park is also one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world and known to be the habitat for about 150 species of mammals, 53 species of fish, 479 species of birds and more than 3,000 species of plants. These commemorative coins were launched by Y.B. Datuk Seri G.Palanivel, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment on 29 October 2014 at Taman Negara.
 
Only 750 set
 
Coin Design
The design description of the commemorative coins is as follows:
 
Obverse
The centre of the coin shows the Pantera Tigris Jacksoni, a species of tiger that can be found only in Taman Negara. Banjaran Tahan and Keruing Neram trees which are located along the Tahan river are depicted in the background. Lavistonia Tahanensis, a type of palm that can be found only in Banjaran Tahan area is featured on the lower right side of the coin. The words “SAMBUTAN 75 TAHUN TAMAN NEGARA” are on the upper circumference and the years 1939 – 2014 denoting 75 years of anniversary are inscribed on the lower circumference of the coin.
 
Reverse
The centre of the coin features the map of Semenanjung Malaysia, with thicker border around the three states, i.e. Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu where Taman Negara is located. The shaded area shows the exact location of Taman Negara. The words “BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA” as the issuing authority of the commemorative coin is featured on the upper circumference of the coin, while the face value of the coin is inscribed on the lower circumference.

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