History of the Society

The inaugural meeting of the Malaysia Numismatic Society (MNS) was held on 19th. May 1968 at the Malayan Nam Ann Low Clansman Association, 17C, Jalan Gereja, Kuala Lumpur. The Society's proposed rules and regulations, drafted by the late Mr. Sim Ewe Eong, were discussed and adopted. The founder members present at the inaugural meeting were the late Mr. Sim Ewe Eong  JSM. FRNS., the late Mr. H. Ottevanger, Mr. Tony Lye Fong Nge, the late Mr. C.C. Low, the late Mr. M.L.A. Rashid, Mr. Yee Yue Phang, Mr. Low Yow Tian and Mr. J.M.M. Bell.

The Society was formally registered by the Registrar of Societies on 2nd. October 1968. The registration number is 452 (Selangor) under file registration R.S.M. 489/68.

The registered address of the Society at its inception was No. 8, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (the late Mr. C.C. Low's residence). On 12th. July 1969, the address was changed to No. 3, Jalan Taman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (the late Mr. H. Ottevanger's residence). The Society finally moved to its present permanent address c/o National Museum, Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur on 29th. April 1971 by courtesy of the Director General of Museums Malaysia, Datuk Sharum bin Yub. We secured the present P.O. Box 12367 on 3rd. April 1969 to take care of all mail correspondence. The Society's official website (www.money.org.my) was launched on 7th. August 2005.