TIN PITIS OR KEPING OF PATANI KELANTAN

A Patani-Kelantan Six Petals Flower Of Pitis Or Keping Tin Coin.
Rarity: RRR/SS65A

On the second day of my trip to Kelantan on 18th August 2014,  I was very attracted to a "Matahari" tin coin that was belonged to Ustaz Rusdi Jusoh.He bought the Patani-Kelantan Tin Pitis or Keping from an Australian.
(Read more: http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/08/trip-to-kelantan-16th-to-18th-august_21.html)
Today, when I went through my collection of Malay States Sultanate coins, I found my piece. This coin with the petalled flower was commonly called Pitis or Keping Matahari (Sun Coin). The petals probably represent the open lotus flower of the Buddhists and reflects Siamese influence. And there were variety of 4 petals, 5 petals, 6 petals and 8 petals minted on gold, copper and tin material.

Obverse: A Six (6) Petalled Flower.
Reverse: Blank.

Edge: Plain.

Weight: 4.2gm.

Diameter: 18mm.

Composition: Tin.

Rarity: RRR

MALAYSIA 1968 CENT IN NICKEL?

Malaysia Parliament Series 1968 Plated One Cent Coin .
In the Steven Tan's 21st Edition Catalogue , the new "The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money", One Cent dated 1979 minted as Mint Error on a Nickel planchet , only two pieces known to exist was rated as "RRR".
In his 20th Edition, this 1979 Nickel Cent coin was priced at RM3,000 for an uncirculated (UNC) in condition and priced at RM4,500 for a piece in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition.

This attractive valued has prompted many caveat emptors try to forge this 1979 Cent. The most common way to forge is to plate the 1979 Cent with zinc so that it looks like a nickel coin.

One way to check the authenticity of this coin is the weight, the normal weight of a Copper-Clad Steel Cent is 1.74 gram. Anything more than the normal weight is questionable.

In this case the 1968 Cent coin exhibited in my post has a weight of 2.01 gram (Normal is 1.94 gram). To further proof its genuineness, you can make a small scratch at its rim. If the scratched spot shows a brown based metal, you can be sure that it is a forge copy. Another scientific way is to send the coin for laboratory test.

For those who are interested and intended to bid in the Collectibles Auction Asia (CAA)  auction, please collect a copy of the:
Collectibles Auction Asia Coins & Banknotes Auction. 4 / 2014
Catalogue
at Dickson Niew Collection at No.58, Jalan SS14/2, SS14, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

AND:

The 21st Edition of The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money catalogue will be sold at Recommended Selling Price (RSP) of RM93.00. (US$29.00).
Every Steven Tan's Catalogue sold at Dickson Niew Collection Shop will be autographed by Mr. Steven Tan (PNM) himself.

You may get your COPY
At: Dickson Niew Collection at Subang Jaya
No.58, Jalan SS14/2, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Please email or sms your name,contact numbers and address to:
Email: dicksonniew33@gmail.com or 
sms to +6 017-9796337.

TRIP TO JOHOR BHARU COIN FAIR (13 & 14-9-2014)

Visited The Johor Bharu Coin Fair At Dangga Shopping Mall J.B. On 13-9-2014.
On last Saturday, i.e.13th September 2014, I went down to Johor Bharu Dangga Shopping Mall to attend the Johor Stamp and Coin Fair 13th to 14th September 2014 organized by the Johor Stamp and Coin Society.
The Organizer Mr. Tan Seik Leong, Ex- President of SNA (Singapore) and Committee Members
I was received by the Vice President Mr. Tan Seik Leong and their committee members. Among other numismatists who were there were the committee members of The Coins and Banknotes Society of Kluang, JB., Singapore Numismatic Asia (SNA) committee members and Singapore Philatelic  Society committee members.
John Goh. Sibu, Sarawak.
I was told by the Vice President Mr.Tan Seik Leong, the response was very encouraging. All together there were 34 bourse tables available for rent and all were occupied. He said many dealers had even booked their tables for the next coin fair.
Mr.Chua Yaw Long (Seremban) and Kevin Wan (Singapore).Chua business must be very brisk !   
Boson Goh and Family (Melaka)
Mr Gary (Australia). Will see him in KL on Tuesday!
The numismatic dealers were from Australia, Sibu-Sarawak, Kluang, Batu Pahat, Muar, Melaka, Seremban, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Shah Alam, Ipoh and Johor Bharu.
Sky. (Kuala Lumpur)
Mr.See Thoo (Kuala Lumpur)
Michael Chew and Friend (Kuala Lumpur).
Mr.Govin (Ipoh)
The visitors to the fair were very good, I saw the crowd was still very strong even in the late afternoon. Cheers!
Mr Gary, from Australia. He Used To Visit My Dickson Niew Collection At Subang Jaya.


Mr.Chua Cher Siang Johor Stamp and Coin Society VIP Committee Member cum Event Photographer. Very Friendly.
Met The Numismatic Family from Klang, Selangor.
Che'Ri, Uptown Bank Notes.

Lunch With Johor Stamp and Coin Society and Singapore Numismatic Society VIPs at Mutiara Hotel, JB.
For those who are interested and intended to bid in the Collectibles Auction Asia (CAA)  auction, please collect a copy of the:
Collectibles Auction Asia Coins & Banknotes Auction. 4 / 2014
Catalogue
at Dickson Niew Collection at No.58, Jalan SS14/2, SS14, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

AND:

The 21st Edition of The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money catalogue will be sold at Recommended Selling Price (RSP) of RM93.00. (US$29.00).
Every Steven Tan's Catalogue sold at Dickson Niew Collection Shop will be autographed by Mr. Steven Tan (PNM) himself.

You may get your COPY
At: Dickson Niew Collection at Subang Jaya
No.58, Jalan SS14/2, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Please email or sms your name,contact numbers and address to:
Email: dicksonniew33@gmail.com or 
sms to +6 017-9796337. 

NGC GRADED COUNTERFEIT COIN AS AU DETAILS.

Malaysia Parliament House Series 1985 50 Cents Counterfeit Coin Graded By NGC AU Details.
I still believed that the Parliament House series 1985 50 Cents counterfeit coin is the best contemporary counterfeits that I had came across in Malaysia so far.This coin was circulated freely for almost 20 years without being detected,one piece even once past the stringent authentication of a few Pakar Numismatik Malaysia in one of the MNS Auction as missing "i" variety.

And now, it was even graded as genuine coin by NGC in AU Details.

In 2005,it was spotted by Mr.Tony Aw, a very senior Malaysia numismatist, he confirmed a similar 1985 50 Cents coin is a counterfeit coin in one of the MNS Auction's authentication meeting.

For more details, please visit :http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2011/03/c.html.Posted on 20-3-2011.
Few days ago, Mr. MK Wong, a senior coins collector came to my Dickson Niew Collection shop at Subang Jaya. He came to my shop with a motive to show me a piece of Parliament House series 1985 50 Cents counterfeit coin. It was graded by NGC, a professional coin grading house in US as a genuine coin with AU Details- Surface Hairlines.
He asked me, "How can an international professional coin grading house made such mistake?" , "We paid their professional charges, but in returned they keep making mistake!", " Yes, they asked us to send back those wrongly graded coins to them, no extra charges to be re-capsulated, but we still need to bare the insurance and shipping cost!" "Or our coins are being graded by their trainee graders?"

More story on mistake in encapsulation by NGC: http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/06/error-in-encapsulation.html

COLLECTIBLES AUCTION ASIA (SINGAPORE) 4/2014 ON 4TH-OCTOBER-2014

Singapore Collectibles Auction Asia Coins & Banknotes Auction. 4 / 2014 On 4-10-2014 (Saturday)
Link:http://www.liveauctioneers.com/Collectible-Auction-Asia
Asia Numismatic Society Asia (NSA) was registered in Singapore in 1998 with the aim of enhancing the study and research of Asian Numismatics. NSA currently has more than 1,000 members across the Asia-Pacific region. NSA auction focuses on South-East Asian especially Singapore and Malaysian ancient and modern coins, banknotes and artefacts including cannon money,Johor Empire gold coins and regional tin coins , China old and modern silver and gold coins,China republic banknotes, republic local exchange notes and Chinese RMB and Japanese occupied Malaya banknotes from the personal collection of Mr. Wong Hon Sum and many more.

Here are some of the highlights:

Date and Venue:
Saturday. 4TH. OCTOBER 2014.
Morning Session: Coins (9.30am)
Afternoon Session: Banknotes (1.30pm)

Public Viewing:
Friday. 3RD. OCTOBER 2014.
9.00am to 6.00pm

At: Landmark Room, Level 6. Landmark Village Hotel. 390, Victoria Street, Singapore 188061.

For those who are interested and intended to bid in this auction, please collect a copy of the
Collectibles Auction Asia Coins & Banknotes Auction. 4 / 2014
Catalogue at Dickson Niew Collection at No.58, Jalan SS14/2, SS14, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


The 21st Edition of The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money catalogue will be sold at Recommended Selling Price (RSP) of RM93.00. (US$29.00).
Every Steven Tan's Catalogue sold at Dickson Niew Collection Shop will be autographed by Mr. Steven Tan (PNM) himself.

You may get your COPY
At: Dickson Niew Collection at Subang Jaya
No.58, Jalan SS14/2, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Please email or sms your name,contact numbers and address to:
Email: dicksonniew33@gmail.com or 
sms to +6 017-9796337.

Read more: http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/08/steven-tan-visited-dickson-niew.html#ixzz3CXerbLt4




MNS AUCTION NO.161 (LOT:201 TO LOT 238) 28-9-2014

Malaysia Numismatic Society Auction No.161  28th September 2014. Museum Negara.Special Preview. Lot:201-238.Final.
I will be posting a series of auction items to be listed in our MNS Auction No.161 which to be held on 28th September 2014.
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot1-to-lot-50-28-9.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot51-to-lot-100-28-9.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot101-to-lot-150-28.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot151-to-lot-200-28.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot201-to-lot-238-28.html

I am not a professional photographer, those images posted are taken by using my normal camera to my lever best. These posts are done with my own initiative. Your comments are still most welcome to better my Blog. Happy Niewmismatic !

Lot   Qty        Description                                                Grade            "Reserve Price (RM)"
201     1          Straits Settlements 1/4 Cent 1845                   VF                          80
202     2          Straits Settlements 1 Dollar 1907 & 1907H VF - GVF                250

203    19         Malaysia (Parliament series) 50 Cents 1967 - 1988 (complete dates set
                       with 1979 & 1988 extra 'dot' variety)               VF - EF                300

204     3          Hongkong $1 G/2 196269 1945 (AVF), A/3 049523 1949 (VF)
                       & 6U 923483 1959 (AU)                              AVF - AU                230
205     1          Hongkong $100 060594 UW 1967                           VF                250

206     2          Indonesia - Suharto 50,000 Rupiah 1993 & 1995
                        (polymer & paper)                                                UNC                 120
207     3          Rubber Coupons - Federated Malay States 10 katis (VF),
                       25 katis (EF) & 1 picul (VF) 1941                     VF - EF                140

208     1          Malaysia 1st Series RM5 A/22 871906 Ismail Ali's signature,
                       Thomas De La Rue                                                     EF                120

209     1          Malaysia 4th Series RM5 B/29 177943 Aziz Taha's signature
                       (light yellow stains at top left and bottom right borders)
                                                                                                         GEF                  80

210     1          Malaysia 2nd Series RM100 A/7 433773 Ismail Ali's signature,
                       Thomas De La Rue                                                     VF                 650
211     2           Malaysia 8th Series Replacements RM2 ZC0587711/12
                         Ahmad Don's signatures                                        UNC                 160

212     2          Malaysia 12th Series Replacements RM5 ZC0294711/12
                        Dr Zeti Aziz's signatures                                         UNC                   70
213     1          Japanese Occupation of Malaya - Estate of Cheang Keng Quee
                       (Deceased) Penang Rental receipt no 8448,
                        dated 13th April 03 for $15.00                                 Fine                    25

214     1          Japanese Occupation of Malaya - Water Department Penang,
                        bill dated 17th Jan 2604, showing usage of water and charges
                                                                                                            VF                  100

215     1          Japanese Invasion Money (JIM) Malaya $100 Rubber Tappers
                                                                                                          UNC                 100

216     1          Japanese Occupation of Malaya - Syonan Shoker,
                        One Dollar Lottery no 149116                                     EF                 220
217     4          Malaysia 6th Series RM1 HJ9820529/32 Jaffar Hussein's
                        signatures (last prefix)                                               GEF                   40

218     1          Singapore Civil Defence $5 (silver) 1991                Proof                  180

219    13         Malaysia $1 Commemorative coins 1969 - 1985 (complete set)
                                                                                                  EF - UNC                  180

220     1          Malaysia 6th Series RM50 YC3972111 Jaffar Hussein's signature,
                       B A Banknote ( 2 staple holes at bottom right corner) UNC               180
221     1          Malaysia 11th Series Replacement RM100 ZA0417884
                       Dr Zeti Aziz' s signature                                            UNC                  150

222     2          Malaya & British Borneo $1 A/33 981341 &
                        A/75 395477 1953                                                       AU                  500
223     2          Malaya & British Borneo $1 A/24 887455 Waterlow & Sons &
                        C/20 291992 Thomas De La Rue 1959                       AU                  500

224     2          Malaysia 9th & 10th Series RM10 AW0000904 &
                       BG2243988 Ali Abul Hassan's (side) &
                       (centre) signatures (1st prefixes)                                UNC                  200
225     2          Malaysia 11th Series Replacements RM50 ZB5997733 &
                       7716413 Dr Zeti Aziz' s signatures                            UNC                   150

226     3          Malaysia 11th Series Replacements RM50 ZD0101182, ZE0100820 &
                        ZF0264160 all with Dr Zeti Aziz'z signatures          UNC                   220
227     2           Malaya 5 Cents 1941 (KNB 7b)                                  AU                   450

228     1          Malaysia 50 Cents 1995                                  NGC MS 61                  250

229     1          Malaysia 8th Series Replacement RM10 ZA0098719
                        Ahmad Don's signature                                                 EF                   200
230     1          Malaysia 8th Series RM50 BG9536920
                        Ahmad Don's signature                                                 EF                   250

231     1          Malaysia 10th Series RM50 BJ5003378 Ali Abul Hassan's
                       (centre) signature (1st prefix)                                        AU                  500
232     2          Malaysia 11th Series Replacements RM50 ZD0089245/46 Error -
                       Minor shift of Jawi writing at bottom right,
                       Dr Zeti Aziz's signatures                                              UNC                 500

233     3          Malaysia 12th Series Replacements RM1 ZA1276393,
                       1489626 (both VF) & ZB0043321 (GVF)           VF - GVF                 150

234     1          Malaysia KL 100 Years RM25 1990                          Proof                  280

235     1          Malaysia 30th Annual Meeting of Islamic Development
                       Bank RM20 2005                                                        Proof                  400

236     1         Malaysia 35th Annual Conference of PATA RM1 &
                       RM5 1986                                                                   Proof                 680


237     1          Malacca Ancient Tin Coins of Malacca Portuguese
                       period 1541-1641 (in presentation pack)                       VF                    60

238     1          Malaysia 40th Anniversary of Malaysia-China Diplomatic
                       Relations RM1, RM10 & RM100 (Gold) 2014 Set of 3 with box,
                        Cert no 256 (all graded)                                  NGC MS 69               2,300
 
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http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot1-to-lot-50-28-9.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot51-to-lot-100-28-9.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot101-to-lot-150-28.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot151-to-lot-200-28.html
http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/09/mns-auction-no161-lot201-to-lot-238-28.html

The 21st Edition of The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money catalogue will be sold at Recommended Selling Price (RSP) of RM93.00. (US$29.00).
Every Steven Tan's Catalogue sold at Dickson Niew Collection Shop will be autographed by Mr. Steven Tan (PNM) himself.

You may get your COPY
At: Dickson Niew Collection at Subang Jaya
No.58, Jalan SS14/2, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Please email or sms your name,contact numbers and address to:
Email: dicksonniew33@gmail.com or 
sms to +6 017-9796337.

Read more: http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com/2014/08/steven-tan-visited-dickson-niew.html#ixzz3CXerbLt4