Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia, called Bunga Raya in Malay. Introduced into the Malay Peninsula in the 12th century, it was nominated as the national flower in the year 1958 by the Ministry of Agriculture amongst a few other flowers, namely ylangylang, jasmine, lotus, rose, magnolia, and medlar. On 28 July 1960, it was declared by the government of Malaysia that Hibiscus rosa-sinensis would be the national flower.
The word bunga in Malay means "flower", while raya in Malay means "celebratory" or "grand". The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is literally known as the "celebratory flower" in Malay. The red of the petals symbolizes the courage, life, and rapid growth of the Malaysian, and the five petals represent the five Rukun Negara of Malaysia. The flower can be found imprinted on the notes and medallions of the Malaysian ringgit.
999 Fine Silver
The image of the Hibiscus is embossed on a 5g 999 fine silver medallion.
Iconic Reverse Design
The design also includes the inscription Hibiscus, the medallion’s weight and fineness and GoldSilver Refinery’s “GS” logo mark.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each medallion is accompanied by a numbered Certification of Authenticity.