Petani-Kelantan Gold Kupang- SS54 VS SS58.

Patani-Kelantan Kijang Kupang, 17-18th century, Gold, SS54

Obverse: A humped bull/Kijang (deer) facing left with tail raised ending in a circle with the ectoplasm. The salivary (Ectoplasm) flow in the mouth is appears like a ball and chain. The crescent moon and the sun above.
Reverse: In Arabic "Malik Al Adil" (The Just Ruler)

Patani-Kelantan Kijang Kupang, 17-18th century, Gold, SS58.
Obverse: A humped bull/Kijang (Deer) facing left with tail pointing down. No salivary flow down from the mouth. A band round the body in the place of the neck and hump. The crescent moon and the sun above.

Revberse: Crude inscription in Arabic "Al Adil"


King George V 1916-1/4/Cent With Extra "LINE" Varieties.
Rarity: RRR
Not until the 21st Edition (2014-2016), the latest Standard Catalogue Of MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE-BRUNEI Coin & Paper Money, edited by Mr. Steven Tan, this Straits Settlements King George V 1916-1/4 Cent with Extra Line under "1" variety was mentioned.
As a numismatic variety enthusiast, I start to screen through my collection but to no avail.
Few days ago, I received a bunch of Straits Settlements 1908, 1916-1/4 Cent coins from a collector, I found this rare King George V 1916-1/4 Cent with Extra Line under "1" variety. To my surprise, I found more varieties. Among the variety are:

(1) Extra Line Under "1" Variety.
(2) Extra Tilted Line Under "1" Variety.

(3) Extra Line Above "4" Variety.


Malaysia Parliament House Series 1971 10 Sen Forgery Coin.
Few days ago, while I was still busy with my Collectibles Auction Asia (CAA) Singapore bided items and preparing for my MYNUMISMATIC AUCTION 1/2016 auction lists which to be held on 19-6-2016 at Museum Negara of Malaysia, I was approached by a customer of my Dickson Niew Collection at Subang Jaya to authenticate his 1971 10 sen.
On my first glance, I was not convince by its appearance. It looked "roughed" and with "odd" color.

The details and the legend of wordings were full of grainy.

It looked like a casted brass planchet treated with plating.



Malaysia Parliament House Series 5 Sen Coin (1967-1988) With Full Brockage Strike Error  


What is a Brockage Strike Error?
Many coin enthusiasts, find Brockage Strike Error coins to be among the coolest kinds of error coins.
A Brockage Strike Error coin about in a process that involves more than one event.

First, a coin must be, for one reason or another, not ejected or otherwise removed from a mechanical coining press. Accidentally, it remains on one of the dies.

Second, while a coin remains on one of the dies, the next planchet (prepared blank) is fed into the coining press and the striking process occurs again. This next planchet then becomes sandwiched between an already struck coin and one of the two dies.
Third, if the design devices on one side of the already struck coin become imparted onto one side of the next fed planchet (prepared blank) and if the other side of this planchet is struck by a die in a normal manner, then a brockage comes into existence. In a sense, a brockage has an obverse design on both sides (or a reverse design on both sides).
For simplicity, I refer to the typical situation where the hammer die, the one that is slammed downward, is the reverse (back) die and the stationary or minimally moved die (underneath each fed planchet) is the obverse (front) die.
The type of brockage that is most often seen is an reverse (back) brockage that comes about after a struck coin fails to leave the press and lies on top of the bottom die that is the obverse (head) die. When the next planchet (prepared blank) is fed into this press, it falls on top of the coin that was not ejected or otherwise removed, and then the ‘hammer’ die comes smashing down on top of this planchet (prepared blank), which is thus sandwiched between an already struck coin and an reverse die.
The reverse die imparts, in a normal manner, an reverse design to the reverse of this planchet that was fed into the press even though a struck coin had not left the press. The leftover coin, however, is ‘in between’ the obverse die and this planchet that was fed. Therefore, a obverse design is not imparted, as the obverse die is covered by the leftover coin. Instead, the reverse of the leftover coin is impressed into the underside (obverse) of the planchet.
Therefore, an incuse (sunken) and ‘backwards’ transformation of the reverse design is imparted into the underside (‘obverse’). The newly created error has a normal obverse and an incuse and backwards version of the reverse design as its ‘obverse’!


Malaysia Bunga Raya Series 2002 Ten Cents Coin Struck On Brass Planchet Error
Rarity: RRRR
Wrong Metal – When a blank intended for one coin is accidentally mixed into blanks destined for another and is struck with those dies.
This Malaysia Bunga Raya series 2002 10 sen error coin has been struck on a planchet made of a metal that was not intended for 10 sen coin.
Struck on wrong planchet, sometimes classified as a Striking Error and sometimes classified as a Planchet Error, a coin struck on an incorrect planchet occurs when mismatched planchets are fed into a coin-stamping press. This results in a coin that has been stamped on a planchet with different metal composition intended for a differently coin.

The resulting errors are prized by collectors, though they are usually caught during the manufacturing process and destroyed.


Malaysia Bunga Raya Series 2002 One Sen Coin With Brass Planchet Error
Rarity: RRRR
Wrong Planchet.
Definition: A wrong planchet error is exactly what the name indicates – a coin struck on a planchet intended for another denomination (domestic or foreign).
The incorrect planchet may have the same composition (e.g. a 20 sen coin struck on a 10 sen planchet) or it may be a different composition (e.g., a 10 sen coin struck on a One sen planchet).

Off Metal Errors
Definition: An off-metal error is a coin struck on a planchet whose composition does not match the composition that normally characterizes the coin.
The most basic type of planchet error is when the wrong planchet is fed into a press. Since both the loading tube and the die collar are sized for the appropriate denomination of coin, only planchets of the correct or smaller size can be struck within the press.

One that is highly sought by collectors, occurs when a planchet intended for a foreign nation's coinage is struck by dies for a Malaysia coin.
It still may occur, however, as planchets are supplied to our mints by commercial vendors, and these vendors also service the mints of other countries. It's not impossible for a shipment of planchets intended for one country to accidentally include those of another.
There are more subtle errors to be considered. An error coin can have the right diameter and the proper metallic composition but the wrong weight and thickness.
Without a doubt, one of the most popular errors collected today is known as the "Wrong Planchet" or "Wrong Metal" errors.

The "wrong planchet" error also frequently occurs when a tote bin fails to be emptied all the way and a planchet remains stuck in a corner or in the groove of a tote bin door. If the bin is then used to transport planchets for a larger diameter blank or planchet, the wayward blanks, still retained in the bin may be transported to a coining operation of another denomination and struck with that denomination's mark.


Patani-Kelantan Unlisted Gold Kupang Qama Amraha (S22)
It took me quite a while to find out the identity of this rare Petani- Kelantan unlisted rare gold Kupang.
It was not listed in Master Saran Singh's book: " The Encyclopaedia of THE COINS OF MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI 1400-1967".

Later I found out that it was listed by Dato Haji Sharuddin Bin Haji Yusof in his book, the " Syiling Emas Negeri Kelantan, Matawang Kesultanan Melayu Negeri Kelantan " published on 19-4-2014.

On the obverse in Arabic inscription: " Qama Amraha ".

Reverse in Arabic inscription: " Khalifatul Rahman ".



Edge: Plain

Composition: Gold.

Shape: Round

Code: Unlisted.


Singapore Island, Rubber Export Coupon Graded With " Insect Hole "
Silverfish: " I want to protest ! I didn't make the 'Insect Hole' Sir ".
Silverfish: " Sir, please help me to tell to the PMG, it looks like me but is not me!"
Silverfish: " Sir, I am not a geologist! I am not a geometrician! I am not a mathematician!
                     I am not a cartographer! I am not an architect ! I am not a miner......I do not how to                          make a perfect round hole vertically Sir!!"

Silverfish:" I swear to God! This not my job Sir!"

 Silverfish: "Please Sir, these are not done by us sir......that's not fair Sir !"

Silverfish: " Wah-lau Yeh! Got so many pieces ah....!

A "Special Committee" was set up to seriously  look into this matter...