Malaysia Parliament House Series 1976 5 Sen With Double Ragged Clip Error.
Rarity: RRR
Ragged clips
Ragged Clipped At Reverse:12.00 o'clock to 3.00 o'clock And 7 o'clock to 8 o'clock Position.

If the punches overlap the ragged ends of the strip, a resulting ragged area of missing metal occurs.
A coin with a ragged clip has its circular outline interrupted by a very irregular edge.
Ragged clips are traditionally thought to be derived from the unfinished leading or trailing end of the coin metal strip. While these ends are supposed to be trimmed, this step can be accidentally (or intentionally) skipped. While ragged clips are sometimes referred to as “end of sheet” or “end of strip” clips.

Ragged Clipped At Reverse: 7 o'clock to 8 o'clock Position
Ragged Clipped At Reverse:7 o'clock to 8 o'clock Position
The shape of a ragged clip is highly variable. Many are straight, some form “ragged notches” and some turn into “ragged fissures”.

Ragged Clipped At Reverse:12.00 o'clock to 3.00 o'clock Position
The edge texture of a ragged clip is invariably rough and shows some graininess

Ragged Clipped At Reverse:12.00 o'clock to 3.00 o'clock Position
Ragged clips are sometimes confused with broken coin and broken planchet errors.

Ragged Clipped At Reverse:12.00 o'clock to 3.00 o'clock Position
A clipped coin is made long before it becomes a coin. It starts as a clipped planchet; the blank before the dies in the coinage press strike it. A punching-cutting machine is used to make the planchets. Long rolled sheets of metal are automatically fed into the machine and the punching-cutting machine goes up and down, cutting circle planchets out of the thin metal strips.

If the metal sheet is not lined up properly with the punch-cutting machine, straight clips can be formed. This is because the metal is feed into the machine to far to the right or left. The punching-cutting machine will cut circles out of the sides of the sheets, which do not fill the area cut by the punch. This leaves one side of the planchet straight. Thus a straight clip.

If the metal is not feed into the punching-cutting machine at a steady speed, the movement of the metal does not keep up with the punching. When this happens, the machine is cutting circle planchets out of an area in the metal that has already been cut. This a curved clip.

If the roll of metal over feeds the punch-cutting machine, the punching machine cuts the ends of the roll. This forms  a ragged clips.

The chart below is intended as a representative example of what might occur to cause incomplete planchets.
In actuality, the planchet strip is up to 18" wide, and gang punches may have up to 80 dies to punch the blanks. The numbers in the diagram are meant to represent 5 actions of the punch. The first, second and third are normal. The fourth punch has slipped (likely due to a loose guide), causing the punches to overlap the edge. The 5th punch also overlapped the edge, and overlapped the end of the strip as well.

As you can see by the drawing, these various misaligned punches cause the incomplete planchets described above. Types of clipped planchets With clipped-planchet errors, size matters-and so does the number of clips.

On average, a single clip is worth about RM150. It would be worth RM250 to RM350 with a double clip, RM500 to RM800 with a triple clip. A coin with particularly dramatic clips, or with more than three clips, could be worth even more. Conversely, a coin with relatively small clips could be worth substantially less.
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Issuance of Commemorative Coins in Conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of Taman Negara.28th November 2014.
Count Down: 2 Days.
Bank Negara Malaysia has launched commemorative coins in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of Taman Negara, Malaysia's premier national park and a popular ecotourism destination. The park is also one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world and known to be the habitat for about 150 species of mammals, 53 species of fish, 479 species of birds and more than 3,000 species of plants.

These commemorative coins were launched by Y.B. Dato' Sri Dr. James Dawos Mamit on 29 October 2014 at Taman Negara. The coins will be available for sale from 28 November 2014 onwards.

Specifications of the commemorative coins are as follows:

Gold Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin is made of gold with 99.99 purity and weighs 7.96 grams.
It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,800 a piece.
The mintage quantity is 500 pieces.

Gold Coin
Technical Specifications:
Type:                        Gold Proof
Alloy:                        Gold (Au99.99)
Face Value:              RM100
Diameter:                 22.0mm
Weight:                    7.96g
Shape:                      Round with milled edge
Mintage Quantity:  500

Coloured Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coloured coin is made of fine silver with 99.9 purity and weighs 31.10 grams.
It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM200 a piece.
The mintage quantity is 2,000 pieces.

Silver Proof
Technical Specifications:
Type:                       Coloured Silver Proof
Alloy:                       Silver (Ag99.9)
Face Value:             RM10
Diameter:                40.7mm
Weight:                   31.1g
Shape:                     Round with milled edge
Mintage Quantity: 2,000

Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Commemorative Coin
The Nordic Gold (B.U) coin has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM10 each.
The mintage quantity is 25,000 pieces.

Nordic Gold
Technical Specifications:
Type:                        Nordic Gold (B.U.)
Alloy:                       Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Face Value:             RM1
Diameter:                30.0mm
Weight:                   8.5gm
Shape:                     Round with milled edge
Mintage Quantity: 25,000

These commemorative coins are also available in a Set of 3 and a Set of 2.
The Set of 3 consists of the gold, coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins.
It will be sold at RM2,100 per set with 750 sets available.

The Set of 2 consists of the coloured silver and nordic gold proof coins.
This set will be sold at RM250 per set with 750 sets available.

Coin Design The design description of the commemorative coins is as follows:
Obverse Side of the Coin

The centre of the coin shows the Pantera Tigris Jacksoni, a species of tiger that can be found only in Taman Negara. Banjaran Tahan and Keruing Neram trees which are located along the Tahan river are depicted in the background. Lavistonia Tahanensis, a type of palm that can be found only in Banjaran Tahan area is featured on the lower right side of the coin. The words "SAMBUTAN 75 TAHUN TAMAN NEGARA" are on the upper circumference and the years 1939 - 2014 denoting 75 years of anniversary are inscribed on the lower circumference of the coin.

Reverse Side of the Coin

The centre of the coin features the map of Semenanjung Malaysia, with thicker border around the three states, i.e. Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu where Taman Negara is located. The shaded area shows the exact location of Taman Negara. The words "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA" as the issuing authority of the commemorative coin is featured on the upper circumference of the coin, while the face value of the coin is inscribed on the lower circumference.

Sales Outlets:
These commemorative coins are issued by Bank Negara Malaysia and will be available for sale from this Friday, i.e.28 November 2014 onwards at:

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (MAG)
Regional offices and branches located in:
Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.



Patani "Gold Kupang" With Incused "Malik Al Adil" On The Reverse.
Few days ago, my good friend from Patani, Thailand posted me a piece of "Gold Kupang", he wanted me to do a details research on his "Gold Kupang".

It was a big size Kupang with a diameter measured at 17.00mm. The weight is 1.17 gm. The size was bigger then a normal Gold Kupang of 10.00mm and the weight was double the weight of a normal Gold Kupang of 0.60gm.
Obverse: " Malik Al Adil"
On the obverse in Arabic inscription " Malik Al Adil" and on the reverse is also in Arabic inscription " Malik Al Adil" but it was in mirror image or retrograde. It was a struck coin but it exhibited an incused "Malik Al Adil" in Arabic lettering on the reverse liked a Brockage Error.
Reverse: Incused in Arabic " Malik Al Adil".
When I received this Patani "Double Gold Kupang", it was in reddish gold colour, it shined in more golden colour after I did some light cleaning with soup.

I referred to a few Sultanate Coins sifus. There were replied with different comments. One said it is a counterfeit Kupang. Another said it is an ornaments. Master Tan Tai Seng said it may be not made of gold material, because if with such size it should be measured much heavier on weight.

Could it be a counterfeit "Gold Kupang"  or a counterfeit "Double Gold Kupang" coin ?
Could it be a genuine Patani Gold Kupang that was well accepted and was widely used in Patani?
Could it be an ornament coin made for prayer ceremony or as a gift item on special occasion in Patani?
The Edge.
Please contribute your good comments ! Thank you in advance.


What Our Bank Negara Malaysia Do With Our Defaced Coins and Banknotes ?

Act 519
Coins tampered with or notes defaced
Tampered With Bad Intention.

Section 25.
A coin shall be deemed to have been tampered with if the coin has been impaired, diminished or lightened otherwise than by fair wear and tear or has been defaced by stamping, engraving or piercing, whether the coin shall or shall not have been thereby diminished or lightened, and a note shall be deemed to have been defaced if any word, sign, symbol, drawing, caricature, or other thing whatsoever, has been written, inscribed, or in any other manner or by any other means whatsoever has been shown on its surface, or if it is torn, marred, burnt, injured, spoilt or otherwise howsoever mutilated. Withdrawal of notes and coins and their disposal
Tumbled Coins. Defaced By Washing Machine.
Plain Edge Of Tumble Damaged Coins
Section 26.
(1) The Bank may take all such steps as it may deem appropriate to withdraw from circulation coins which are worn or which have been tampered with, or note which are defaced, or unfit for circulation, and may destroy, deal with or otherwise dispose of the same in such manner as may be directed in writing by the Governor or any Deputy Governor or other officer of the Bank as may be authorized in writing by either the Governor or any Deputy Governor.
Man Made Double Struck Coins By Caveat Emptors. Post Mint Job. No Numismatic Value.
(2) The provisions of subsection (1) as to destruction or disposal of, or dealing with, notes and coins shall apply to notes and coins which have been called in and will cease to be, or have ceased to be, legal tender under subsection 24(3).

Waffle Cancelled Coin.


Malaysia 3rd Series (M3S) 50 Sen Coin Planchet.
Bank Negara Malaysia launched the 3rd Series issues of coins with new designs on 25th July 2011- i.e. 5 Sen, 10 Sen, 20 Sen and 50 Sen bearing the year date 2011 in a commemorative folder.

The theme on these coins is ‘distinctly Malaysia’ and feature motifs like the Jasmine and hibiscus flowers as well as the weaving patterns of the indigenous people. These coins are struck by Bank Negara Malaysia Mint in Malaysia.
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50 sen
Sulur Kacang
The 'sulur kacang' (pea tendrils) motif featured on the new 50 sen coin is popular among traditional woodcarvers and silversmiths. The motif is drawn from the graceful twists and curls of long bean vines, and can be seen embellishing fine jewellery pieces and boxes, in addition to decorating doorways, window frames and wood paneling in traditional wooden homes. Fine lines in the motif background are part of the security features.

Security Feature
Latent Image of the denomination 50 sen can be seen when the coin is tilted slightly.
Latent Image: "50"(Left) and "SEN" (Right).
Face Value: 50 sen
Alloy: Nickel Brass Clad Copper
Diameter (mm): 22.65
Weight (gram): 5.66

As coin minting technology has advanced for minting the M3S coins, the amount of coin planchets leaving the mint has been drastically reduced. Hence creating an even bigger demand for those that inadvertently do get out.

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Malaysia RM1.00 1994 Waffle Cancelled Coin.
About Waffled Cancelled Errors:
When coins are released from the mint with an error they achieve a new more valuable status. Historically they have multiplied in value. Error coins that manage to get out of the mint become valuable collector's items; and as coin minting technology has advanced the amount of imperfect coins leaving the mint has been drastically reduced; creating an even bigger demand for those that inadvertently do get out.

Now the mint has begun to employ a new method of cancelling errors and voiding them as currency. That method is called waffle cancelling. In most cases these cancelled coins are subsequently melted and recycled, but not always.
Since the mint began to waffle coins, they have become a new hot collectible in the coin market. The Mint has been using machines to cancel defective coins. The coins are conveyed through crushing rollers. These rollers partly obliterate the coin's design and impart a corrugated or "Waffle" pattern on the coin. Hence, the term Waffle.
The same basic process has been used by Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and other countries for many years.

Coins destroyed in this way are variously called: Demonetized, Decoined, Mint-Cancelled, or Defaced. The patterns left by the rollers may or may not resemble "waffles".

When the mint finds a problem on a coin and rejects it they run it trough the "waffler" to "cancel" it and render it into a non-legal tender piece of scrap metal.

Those that have appeared on the open market have achieved their own unique market values.
In the past these rejected coins were not waffled and when they were shipped back to the coinage strip manufacturers for recycling they had to be accompanied by armed mint police for security because they were still legal tender and the security would have to remain until such time and the coins were melted down. Now with waffling they are just scrap metal and the security measures are no longer needed. This results in a big savings for the Mint. Now this scrap metal is offered for sale by the mint and it is usually purchased by the strip manufacturerers but it can be purchased by other metal recylers as well.
Once it is purchased and they take possession of the scrap it belongs to them and they can do what ever they want with it. In some cases people have bought some of these waffled coins, they have had the coins slabbed and they offer them for sale.

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Malaysia 3rd Series (M3S) 20 Sen Coin Planchet.
The Third Series of Malaysian Coins was themed with "Distinctively Malaysia". The designs of the third series of Malaysian coins draw its inspiration from distinctive elements that define Malaysian culture and heritage.

The theme, 'Distinctively Malaysia', features motifs from traditional crafts and our flora and fauna. The coins reflect the diversity and richness of Malaysia's national identity.
Common Features On the obverse, each denomination features a different motif, 14 dots representing the 13 states and the Federal Territory and (with exception in the case of the 50 sen coin) five horizontal lines representing the five principles of the 'Rukun Negara' (national pillars).

On the reverse, the new series of coins feature the national flower Rosa-sinensis hibiscus (known as the 'Bunga Raya'), numerals indicating the year of minting, the face value of the coin and the words 'BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA'.

Face:20 sen
Bunga Melur
The 'bunga melur' or jasmine flower is culturally significant among the three major races in Malaysia. Its aromatic scent makes it an important part of traditional ceremonies like weddings and prayers. It is also a popular motif in traditional arts and crafts like embroidery and silverwork.

On the new 20 sen coin, the jasmine flower is featured with a 'destar siga' cloth motif in the background.

Alloy: Nickel Brass
Diameter: 20.60mm
Weight: 4.18gram.

This is a piece of 20 sen M3S planchet. It becomes a difficult collectible item because with the state of art coining process, it is almost impossible to have coin planchets "run away" from the mint.


An Unlisted Copper Pitis Master Of Kelantan
This unlisted Kelantan Pitis Master was hiding in Penang Island for many years. But few days ago, it was "captured" by a very senior numismatist from Kuala Lumpur (KL) with the help of " Uncle Looi".

The very senior numismatist from KL then dropped into my Dickson Niew Collection shop at Subang Jaya on last Saturday to share with me his "Victory" over this unlisted Kelantan copper Pitis Master which is now is under his safe custody.
SS19 (P.133) Reverse.
Incused and Retrogardes
It was made of copper, a master pattern resembled for the pitis issue for SS 19 type. The design on this unlisted Kelantan Pitis Master is intended for the reverse of the coin. It was in incused and retrogrades (mirror script) inscription in  Arabic "Sunia fi Jumadal Awal Sanat 1321" (Issued in Jumadal Awal i.e: the fifth month of the Hijra Year 1321 A.H.= July/August 1903).

Obverse: Plain.

The edge is plain but exhibits a straight clipped error.
Weight: 6.00gm.
Diameter: 30mm.
Composition: Copper.

SS19 (P.133) Obverse.
"The Encyclopaedia of THE COINS OF MALAYSIA SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI 1400-1967" by Saran Singh AMN,PNM,FRNS.