MALAYSIA – Commemorative Medal – 11th April 2012.
Installation of His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XIV
(the 14th Paramount Ruler of Malaysia).
by Saran Singh AMN, AMP (PNM, TNM)
His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XIV, Almu’tusimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Al Haj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Sultan of the State of Kedah, was installed as the 14th Paramount Ruler of Malaysia. His Majesty is the only Ruler of a State to have been appointed as the King of Malaysia for the second time. His Majesty had earlier served as the Fifth Paramount Ruler of Malaysia from 21.9.1970 to 20.9.1975. In Malaysia, the Paramount Ruler (King) serves for a period of five years after which the Sultan of another State in Malaysia is appointed by the Conference of Rulers, to be the next King.
The official installation ceremony was held on 11th April 2012 at the new palace in Kuala Lumpur. To commemorate this historic event, a set of three silver commemorative medals were issued in a presentation teak box. These medals which are of pure silver, bear the denominations 5 Dirhans (two different portraits) and 10 Dirhams with the Date 11th April 2012. The technical specifications of these medals are as follows:
5 Dirhams - 11th April 2012. Silver .999 fine, Weight: 14.875 grammes, Diameter: 32 m.m., Edge: Milled. Obverse: Portrait of His Highness the 14th Paramount Ruler of Malaysia and the denomination – 5 Dirham. Reverse: Crest of Malaysia and date.
5 Dirhams - 11th April 2012. Silver .999 fine, Weight: 14.875 grammes, Diameter: 32 m.m., Edge: Milled. Obverse: Portrait of the 14th Queen of Malaysia, Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah and the denomination – 5 Dirham. Reverse: Crest of Malaysia and date.
10 Dirhams - 11th April 2012. Silver .999 fine. Weight: 29.75 grammes. Diameter: 38 m.m. Edge: Milled. Obverse: Portraits of the 14th King and Queen of Malaysia and the denomination. Reverse: Crest of Malaysia and date.
These three pieces of 5 and 10 Dirham silver medals are issued in a specially made presentation teak box. Mintage: 888 pieces with Certificate. These set of three medals were issued to some of the important invited officials and guests (VVIPs) who attended the installation ceremony of the XIV Paramount Ruler. The 10 Dirhams medal, which comes in a presentation box, was issued as a single piece to other lower ranking invited officials and guests (VIPs).