Special thanks to The President, Vice President,Committee Members Of Johor Stamp Collectors Society and Siew Poo Koo.


Unlisted Kijang Gold Kupang With Ornate Ectoplasm, Tail Pointing Down & 3 Lines Inscription On Reverse.
Rarity: Unique. Unlisted
In "THE LEGENDARY KIJANG" book was published by Bank Negara Malaysia in 1992, as the Bank Negara Malaysia celebrates its 33rd Anniversary. The history and mythology of Kijang coins was linked to the influence of Saivite Hinduism. This is because the earliest issue of Kijang gold coins resembled the Indian humped-back bull. The bull motif was also depicted in the ancient Hindu coins which were circulated in the northern Malay States.

According to the legend, the Nandi bull appeared in the hinterland of Palembang with a young prince on its back. The bull then vomited a kind of ectoplasm. Out of that, a supernatural being materialized and declared the young prince as King. The legendary prince was regarded as  the first ancestor of the royal house of Malacca.
The story of the bull's vomiting may be seen in some of the Kijang coins.

The ectoplasm in the early issue of the Kijang gold coins is ornate compared to the later issue where the ectoplasm was only a straight flow appearing like a ball and chain.

On page 14 & 15 of  "THE LEGENDARY KIJANG" Of BNM, page 234 of Master Saran Singh's (AMN. PNM.FRNS) book " THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE COINS OF MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI 1400-1967 and  page 4 of " SYILING EMAS NEGERI KELANTAN- MATAWANG KESULTANAN MELAYU NEGERI KELANTAN" by Dato Haji Shahruddin Bin Haji Yusof. DIMP. AMP., on the obverse of the Kijang coins are always a Bull/Kijang facing left with tail raised or tail raised touching the sun. A crescent moon is always next to the sun. On the reverse is in Arabic inscription in 3 lines: " Malik Al Adil " ( The Just King ). A special remarks was: " It was a vary rare coin as three lines in Arabic are inscribed on the reverse of the coin."



Edge: Plain ( Partial Scalloped Edges )



Composition: Gold.

Rarity: Unique. Unlisted.


Launching Of The "1Malaysia, One Story" Exhibition At National Museum In Conjunction With The Celebration Of National Day Of Malaysia 2016.

Jemputan Majlis Perasmian Pameran "1Malaysia, Satu Cerita"

Kiew Yeng Meng <kymeng@jmm.gov.my>Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM
To: Niew Dickson <dicksonniew33@gmail.com>
Dear Mr. Dickson,

You are cordially invited to attend the official opening ceremony and launching of the "1Malaysia, One Story" Exhibition in conjunction with the celebration of National Day on Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 10am at Dataran Muzium Negara.

Thanks & regards,

Kiew Yeng Meng
Muzium Negara
Department of Museums Malaysia
Tel: +603 2267 1111 (Ext. 321)
Fax: +603 2267 1011
Thank you very much for the invitation!


Malaysia Bunga Raya Series 1988 5 Sen Trial Pattern Coin.
Rarity: Unique

The second series of Malaysian coins for normal circulation were issued on 4th September 1989. There were in 5 denominations ( 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 50 sen & RM1.00 ). The obverse of each coin depicted the national flower, the Bunga Raya (hibiscus)design. The technical specifications of these coins were the same as for the first series, the Parliament Building series, except that the one Ringgit of the second series was smaller in size and made of a copper zinc-tin alloy with Kris on obverse against a songket background.
Dated: 1988
This is a piece of 5 sen second series of Malaysian coin dated 1988 with a Spinning Top against a songket background on obverse. It is a Trial Pattern Strike coin.

This 5 sen Trial Pattern Strike coin will be listed for auction in the Collectibles Auction Asia No. 8/2016 which to be held on 8th October 2016 at Landmark Village Hotel, Victoria Street in Singapore.

Happy bidding & Happy Numismatics !


The Launching of “Works on Paper : Art Inside the Wallet” By Gavernor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim.(Part II)
Dato’ Sharuddin, the President of the Malaysian Numismatic Heritage Club ( Kelab Warisan Numismatik Malaysia )
I am taking this opportunity to thank Dato’ Sharuddin, the President of the Malaysian Numismatic Heritage Club ( Kelab Warisan Numismatik Malaysia ) & Tuan Wan Muhammad Danial Wan Omar, the Curator of MAG, Bank Negara Malaysia and his colleagues to invite graduates of ProCINS 1/2015 University Malaya (Pahang) & committee members of Kelab Warisan Numismatik Malaysia to attend this auspicious occasion.
Tuan Wan Muhammad Danial Wan Omar, the Curator of MAG, Bank Negara Malaysia
When I arrived at 1.30pm yesterday, there were already many ProCINS graduates roaming at the lobby and MAG cafeteria of Sasana Kijang, BNM.
Among the early birds were Dato Haji Sharuddin, Tuan Haji Azmi, Mr. Silmon Loo, Tuan Ahmad Nasyruddin, Azie (Dinieadeenadania Dania) and her husband Zamzuri Wahat, Pokcik, Aziz, Yazid, Ercylunk, Mr Gilbert Chan, Nizam (TMC Junior),Mr.Selvam, Mohd Fairus, Yogi Bear Moss, Zam Soo, Rudi, Md Rezauddin Ayob, Danish Junior and family, Idarina, Pecinta Numismatik and many more.......
I was happy to meet Mr. Lucien De Guise, the formal CEO of MAG Sasana Kijang BNM. He told me he used to visit my " NIEWMISMATIC ERROR COINS " BlogSpot. He loved the word " NIEWmismatic".

I got a surprise approached by Mr. Abdul Muid Latif, he got me surprised with his new smart look. He said to me his life is "always change". He told me he will be doing on the spot water coloring of design of a banknotes of Malaysia in the exhibition hall on 2nd floor.
During the refreshing, I met Miss Jualiana Abdul Rahim. She is an other curator of the Museum Bank Negara. She told me because for this event, she got many sleepless nights. Now, she can be more relaxing....I really thanks her, Mr. Wan Danial and other team members of MAG for their hard works to make this “Works on Paper : Art Inside the Wallet” a very interesting and is going to be a very successful event. Cheers!
I will make my second visit very soon!!


Governor's Opening Remarks at The Launching of “Works on Paper : Art Inside the Wallet”

Speaker                                      Datuk Muhammad bin Ibrahim.
Governor Of Bank Negara Malaysia.
Venue : Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur
Date : 4 August 2016
Language : English                

If you consider yourself to be a typical person , chances are you would never take the trouble to look at your banknotes closely unless you are in a situation where your banknote are rejected by the cash deposit machine. A typical response in a situation like this is to check your money more thoroughly to see if it is a genuine, fit and useable. Otherwise, the interest of typical person in banknotes does not go beyond their wallet.
This attitude towards banknotes is not surprising and even understandable, but I hope this exhibition of World Banknotes at Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery today will spur some interest among members of the public on the intricacies of banknotes of our country and the world over.
Today we are presenting, what we thought, the 28 most innovative banknotes from around the world, printed in the past two centuries, to show why there is more to banknotes than meets the eyes.
Banknotes of any nations are unique and represent the identity of the issuing country - and not surprisingly, to most people banknotes are only second to the national flag as the most identifiable and recognisable icon of the country. Which is why central banks and monetary authorities spend considerable resources and efforts in designing their banknotes not only, to be as aesthetically pleasing and attractive as possible, but more importantly, to appropriately portray the unique identity of their respective countries.
Throughout history, banknotes incorporated significant natural and cultural aspects of the country, encompassing nature, history, society, economy and technology. Bank Negara first issued currency in 1967. And since then, uniquely, our banknotes have always featured the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad on the obverse to signify the stability and reflect the unity of our country under the system of Constitutional Monarchy. On the reverse, however, our banknotes have had different icons over the last five decades, with the most recent banknotes series aptly themed “Uniquely Malaysia”, due to the icons that can be found exclusively or largely in Malaysia. It has been a practice for most countries to change banknotes icons from time to time, and to include new theme and incorporate the latest security features.
The earliest banknotes might have been first issued in China during the Han Dynasty in 118 BC.
Throughout history, banknotes have always signified pride, prestige, authority and sovereignty of the country.  And as such, it is not surprising the authorities would always use the best technology available in the production of banknotes. Modern banknotes are extremely sophisticated with so many security features embedded, some of which are invisible and only visible using machines. Latest digital and printing technology has revolutionised the banknote production  to the highest degree of speed, accuracy and consistency, using technologically enhanced high speed printing machines to print millions of banknotes every day.
Despite the rapid innovation of technology, one fundamental and specific aspect of banknotes production has never changed. When it comes to banknotes design, no technology can replace the required dexterity and the innovative mind of a design artist. Banknotes design has always been made by hand and the work is inevitably involves a process that is time consuming and requires painstaking efforts. The artist has to meticulously draw in great detail every aspect of the banknotes.
Dato’ Sharuddin, the President of the Malaysian Numismatic Heritage Club

Indeed as you will see at the exhibition, all these micro lines of icons give a distinguishing character to the banknotes and contribute to their uniqueness. But all the details serve more than an aesthetic purpose. They also serve as the first line of defence against counterfeiting. So far, no digital copier, despite having the best resolution of contemporary technology, is able to copy micro lines and lettering on the banknotes. So if any of you here have any doubt whether a banknote in your wallet is genuine or not, place the banknote under a magnifying glass and look for micro lines.
You will be enthralled at how detailed the banknote design when you get to see the blown up version of banknotes on display here in this exhibition. Every single detail of micro line is visible, and it is the result of a meticulous and love of his work of a single artist, who worked with a view to attain the highest standard of perfection.
Banknote printing of today, unlike in the early days of banknote history, uses sophisticated machinery for the highest degree of consistency. Millions of pieces are printed every day to the exact quality standard. If you take two pieces of banknotes of any denomination, chances are they are identical in every respect. But misprints do occur though very rare. Occasionally, members of the public get excited when they are in possession of irregular banknotes with some smudge of ink or more seriously incomplete portrait of certain icons.
While we at Bank Negara will do everything we can to ensure every single banknote is fit for usage by removing any irregular ones from circulation, currency collectors are willing to pay a handsome premium to own imperfect banknotes. Dato’ Sharuddin, the President of the Malaysian Numismatic Heritage Club who is here with us today might have seen some of these irregular banknotes. But unfortunately, we at Bank Negara are never been able to get hold of such pieces so that we can exchange them. This despite all the effort made to retrieve such banknotes from circulation. I guess this gives credence to the economic axiom, scarcity enhances value. Banknotes are art masterpieces in their own right. They have a lot of stories and messages to tell, waiting for us to look up close and decipher their meanings and symbolism.
Therefore, I urge all of you to take your time to marvel at the wonders of banknotes on exhibit today. I hope this exhibition will open our eyes to view banknotes from a different perspective, to have a greater understanding why banknotes have always exuded a strong sense of pride, prestige and sovereignty of the issuing country.
Thank you.

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