Invitation to NTV 7 Good Morning Tai Tai《活力早晨》Merdeka Day Special ! 31st. August 2015 8.00am-9.00am.
Hi Mr. Dickson Niew,
 This is ZhiHow, production assistant for NTV7 Good Morning Tai Tai 《活力早晨》. Our show is a mandarin breakfast live show air every weekdays from 8am-9am. We have 2 hosts hosting the show each day.
We would like to invite you to our show for our Merdeka Day Special to introduce and discuss about the transformation of Malaysia Notes/Numismatic and its history as well to our audiences and we need you to bring your Notes/Numismatic to the set as well. There will be another guest who talk about the transformation of stamps on the same session together with you.
We would like to invite you to our show on:
Date: 31st August 2015 (Monday)
Time: 8.00am – 9.00am (Broadcast time)
Segment: 2 segments (10-12 for each segment)
            During the first segment, we would like to discuss about the differences between the stamps from different era, the story behind the Notes/Numismatic which link to our history and beautiful side of them.
            For the second segment, we would like to teach the audiences how to differentiate the real and fake Notes/Numismatic, the techniques to conserve them, and the value of them as well.
If you have any question, do feel free to contact or email me.
Thank you.
Production Assistant I  Chinese Entertainment, Primeworks Studios, Media Prima Berhad   
Sri Pentas, 3rd Floor, South Wing, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,Selangor Darul Ehsan

See you all tomorrow !!  Happy Merdeka Day !! Happy Holiday !!


Malaya & British Borneo QE II 1957H 50 Cents Coin With Over Size Wrong Stock Error.
Rarity: RRR
A “wrong stock” error is a coin struck on a planchet intended for another denomination.The result of using a blank intended for another denomination is called the Wrong Stock Error.
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 with a design intended for a differently sized coin. The resulting errors are prized by collectors, though they are usually caught during the manufacturing process and destroyed.

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Shown here is a Malaya & British Borneo QE II 1957H 50 Cents(Normal Weight:9.34gm, Normal Diameter: 27.76mm ) struck on a Planchet weighs 9.46 grams and with a Diameter measured at 29.48mm.
Weight and Size (Diameter) are critical in distinguishing wrong stock errors.Wrong stock errors are best collected in their raw state. Many purported wrong stock errors that are encapsulated have no weight or measurement printed on the label.


Malaysia Parliament House Series 1983 50 Cents With Split Layer Planchet Error.
Rarity: RRR
Split Planchet After Strike usually depict full detailing.The result is usually a coin that is fully struck on one side with details and showing no striations,the other side will have a ghost of some design may or may not show a phantom strike due to pressure.

Split planchet errors are normally restricted to planchets comprised of a solid metal alloy including aluminum, bronze, nickel, & silver.
A split after strike planchet will always weigh less than a normal planchet. A fine to coarse striation pattern will be clearly evident on the face which splits away.

A Malaysia Parliament House series 1983 50 cent whose obverse face split off after being struck. Notice the reverse face has a strong strike. The entire Parliament House on obverse face is gone and instead only a muted,ghost image of the Parliament House building can be seen. This split layer error coin weight is 7.89gm (Normal: 9.33gm.), thickness is 1.59mm. ( Normal :1.90mm)
If the impurity is severe enough, it can case the planchet to split into two halves obverse and reverse. If the planchet splits before the strike, the resulting coin will be thin and have detail on both sides but often intermingled with rough striations from the impurities. If the planchet splits after the strike, one side will have full detail and the other side will be blank and have fine to coarse striation. In either case the coin will be thin.


Malaya & British Borneo $10 Banknote Countered Print With " 12 JUNE 1967 " On Reverse
Almost two months ago, I bought this Malaya & British Borneo $10 banknote, or more recognized as "Wang Kertas Kerbau" by the local numismatists.

It was in good very find condition, however I found a patch of correction fluid was applied on the top left on the reverse of the note. I managed to remove it by using alcohol. The correction fluid was used to cover up a counter printed date "12 JUNE 1967". The red color ink on the dated were a bit faded because I had to try to clean them.
"12 JUNE 1967" was the date that:

The first series of sen coins of Malaysia were introduced on 12 JUNE 1967 in denominations of 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 50 sen.

On 12 June 1967, the Malaysian dollar, issued by the new central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, replaced the Malaya and British Borneo dollar at par.The new currency retained all denominations of its predecessor except the $10,000 denomination, and also brought over the colour schemes of the old dollar.

On 12 JUNE 1967, the first series of Singapore coins was introduced in denominations 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 dollar.

The Orchid Series of currency notes is the earliest to be in for circulation in Singapore. Issued on 12 JUNE 1967, it has nine denominations: $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000, $10000.

On 12 JUNE 1967, Brunei coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Except for the bronze 1 cent, the coins were struck in cupro-nickel.

On 12 JUNE 1967,the government (Kerajaan Brunei) introduced notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 dollars.

All these were happened on 12 JUNE 1967.
I had checked with my Malaysian sifus and Singapore numismatists. Some of them have seen such same date (12 JUNE 1967) countered print on the same spot of a banknote but with other denominations. They were unable to explain who,when,why,where and how it was done.

A retired general manager of Charted Bank (Penang Branch) told me, he had seen many pieces of Malaya & British Borneo banknotes with same date (12 JUNE 1967) countered print on the same spot of  the banknote during his time also.
He thought it was counter chop by someone by using the stamp pad red ink. He even asked his staff to erase them but not successful also.

I am still seeking for an answer! Your good comments are welcome....


On 23-8-2015 (Sunday) the second half of my lecture on  Module 5 at the Professional Certificates Course of Numismatic Malaysia UMP at the Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, UiTM Shah Alam was started after lunch and Muslim prayer.
Module 5:
How Coins Are Made ?  & Types Of Error Coins
A) Planchet Errors:
1) Blank; 2) Planchet; 3) Improper Alloy Mix; 4) Partial Plated and Unplated; 5) Defective Planchet; 6) Lamination; 7) Split or Broken Planchet; 8) Split Planchet Before Strike; 9)  Split Planchet After Strike; 10) Split Planchet, Hinged; 11) Incomplete Planchets; 12) Rim Clip; 13) Curved Clip; 14) Straight Clip; 15) Ragged Clip; 16) Crescent Clip; 17) Incomplete Clip; 18) Elliptical Clip; 19) Incomplete Cladding; 20) Sintered Planchets; 21) Wrong Stock; 22) Wrong Metal; 23)Fragments and 24) Bowtie

B) Striking Errors:
1) Die Trial Strikes; 2) Strike Through; 3)Broadstrike; 4) Off-Center Strike; 5)Double Off-Center Strike; 6) Multiple Strike; 7) Brockage; 8) Counter Brockage ; 9) Die Cap; and 10) Capped Die Strike.
C) Die Errors:
1) Major Die Crack or "CUD"; 2) Die Crack; 3) Die Chip; 4) Die Gouge; 5) Clashed Dies or Die Crash and 6) Rotated Die
D) Die Varieties:
1) Doubled Dies and 2) Mechanical Doubling Dies.

Towards the end of the lecturing I offered all participants a simple test. It was a very interesting learning experience.

We looking forward to the Module 6. It will be lectured by Mr. Gilbert C.
For those numismatists who are interested to join the course for the second intake, please contact Dr. Azizan from ProCINS at hp: +60127232752.


On 23-8-2015 (Sunday) I was giving lecture on Module 4 & Module 5 at Professional Certificates Course of Numismatic Malaysia at the Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, UiTM Shah Alam.

Module 4:
"Malaysia Currencies During the Coronial Rule".
There were 9 topics that I had prepared for the lecture.
1) The Portuguese Occupation of Malacca
2) The Ducth  Occupation of Malacca
3) The British  Occupation of Malacca
4) The British  Occupation of Penang
5) The British Government in the Straits Settlements
6) The British Rule in Sarawak
7) British North Borneo
8) The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya
9) The Japanese Occupation of Malaya
All together, they were 28 students attended the course.


Mexico Silver Trade Dollar 1862 With Rim Clipped Planchet Error
Rarity: RRR
Trade dollars are silver coins minted as trade coins by various countries to facilitate trade with China and the Orient. They all approximated in weight (26.90gm) and fineness (.900 Silver) to the Spanish dollar, which had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East.
Following independence in 1821, Mexican coinage of silver reales and gold escudos followed that of Spanish lines until decimalization and the introduction of the peso. The Mexican 8-reales coin  continued to be a popular international trading coin throughout the 19th century.

Coin blanks are punched out of long metal strips using a high-speed press. The strip is unwound from large rolls and fed through the press automatically. Several times per second the punches descend pushing out the blanks on the downstroke and leaving holes in the strip on the upstroke.
On each cycle the feeder mechanism pushes the strip far enough through the press that the punches descend onto clear metal.Occasionally, however, a misfeed can occur where the strip isn't fed through far enough. When that happens, the punches strike an area of the strip which overlaps the hole left by the previous strike. The result is a blank with a piece missing. If the blank makes it all the way through the coining process then the result is a coin with a "bite" out of it.
Note that in no sense is the blank, or the planchet it becomes after rimming, "clipped". Nothing removed the metal; it was never there to begin with so a more accurate description would be something like "incomplete planchet" or "partial planchet". Nevertheless the term bitten or rim clipped planchet is commonly used to describe this error.
This Mexico Silver Trade Dollar shown on this page are a good illustration of the Rim Clipped planchet error showing a curve rim clip. Clips are normally curved because the blank was punched from an area overlapping the hole left by a previous punching.


Silver Medallion Of The Installation Of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong 1980
The Installation Ceremony of the Malaysian Sovereign is the Malaysian equivalent of a coronation, marking the beginning of the reign of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the Malaysian head of state.

The ceremony is a hybrid of ceremonies found in Malaysia's nine royal states, which all have one similarity: all do not use a crown. Instead, a special headdress know as the Tengkolok Diraja (Royal Headdress) is used, except in Johor where the Sultan is crowned.
The Installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his consort, the Raja Permaisuri Agong, is often held months after the Sovereign's election by the Conference of Rulers at the Istana Melawati in Putrajaya. The installation is strictly ceremonial, as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong immediately takes office upon the expiry of the previous term, or in case of a vacancy, upon election. A simple inauguration ceremony is held on the day the Yang di-Pertuan Agong begins his term, in which the Sovereign takes the oath of office.
Guests, as possible would wear the Ceremonial Dresses (for government officials and MP's), the No.1 Uniform for members of the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Royal Malaysian Police, and other uniformed forces, morning coats, national dresses for diplomats and the Malaysian national dresses, the Baju Melayu for men and the Baju Kurung or Baja Kebaya Labuh for women. Being a Collar Day, medals and order ribbons are worn by those who are required and entitled to wear them by law.

The HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Mu'adzam Shah is the fifth Sultan of Pahang of Pahang, and also served as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 26 April 1979 to 25 April 1984.
As the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1979 to 1984, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah was automatically designated under constitutional provisions as the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces, holding the rank of the Field Marshal of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, Admiral of the Royal Malaysian Navy and Field Marshal of the Army.
He has been awarded :

Honours of Pahang
Grand Master and Member (DKP) of the Royal Family Order of Pahang (since 24 October 1977)
Grand Master and Member 1st class (DK I) of the Family Order of the Crown of Indra of Pahang (since 1974)
Founding Grand Master of the Grand Royal Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (SDSA, since 23 October 2010)
Founding Grand Master and Grand Knight of the Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (SSAP, since 24 October 1977)
Grand Knight - SIMP.svg Knight Companion (DIMP), Grand Knight (SIMP) and Grand Master of the Order of the Crown of Pahang (since 1974)

National and Sultanal Honours
Malaysia (as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, 29 March 1979 – 25 April 1984)
Recipient of Order of the Royal House of Malaysia (DKM)
Recipient (DMN) and Grand Master (1979-1984) of the Order of the Crown of the Realm
Grand Master (1979-1984) of the Order of the Defender of the Realm
Grand Master (1979-1984) of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia
Grand Master (1979-1984) of the Order of Merit of Malaysia
Grand Master (1979-1984) of the Order of the Royal Household of Malaysia
Pahang Silver Jubilee medal (1957)

Johor :
First Class of the Royal Family Order of Johor (DK I)
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Crown of Johor (SPMJ)
Sultan Ismail of Johore Coron Medal (1960)

Kedah :
Member of the Royal Family Order of Kedah (DK)

Kelantan :
Recipient of the Royal Family Order or Star of Yunus (DK)

Negeri Sembilan :
Member of the Royal Family Order of Negeri Sembilan (DKNS)

Perak :
Recipient of the Royal Family Order of Perak (DK, 6.5.1975) -- currently
Grand Knight of the Order of Cura Si Manja Kini (the Perak Sword of State, SPCM, ) with title Dato' Sri—currently

Perlis :
Recipient of the Perlis Family Order of the Gallant Prince Syed Putra Jamalullail (DK)

Selangor :
First Class of the Royal Family Order of Selangor (DK I, 16.7.1987)

Terengganu :
Member first class of the Family Order of Terengganu (DK I)

Foreign Honours
Argentina :
Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of the Liberator General San Martín
Brunei :
Recipient of Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (DKMB)
Senior (Laila Utama) of the Family Order of Brunei (DK)

Kuwait :
Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great

Romania :
Star of the Socialist Republic of Romania 1st class (25.11.1982)

Saudi Arabia :
Badr Chain (1982)

South Korea :
Grand Order of Mugunghwa

United Kingdom :
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953)