Got this interesting looking coin from my Dad a few days ago. At first, I thought it was just a normal Malaysian 20 sen coin. After taking a closer look, I recognised the Genting logo on the other side. That piqued my curiosity and I went to look up on it.
Apparently, this is NOT what I thought it was - an old 20 sen coin. In fact, I got to know that it is a Genting Highland token issued in 1974 minted in copper-nickel. This and other tokens issued at that time were used as substitutes for normal currency in the market, and was later requested by the authorities to remove from circulation.