Bank Negara Malaysia Money Museum 2004 Aluminium Tokens Off Centre Strike With Proof Dies.

Lately, I collected a pair of Bank Negara Malaysia's Money Museum Souvenir Aluminium Tokens struck with proof dies and were struck in Off Centre Strike Error.
Off Centre Strike. Weight: 2.80gm. Diameter: 27.00mm
This minting your own souvenir tokens service was introduced in the old Money Museum of BNM for visitors who visit the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Money Museum. They can buy an aluminium blank and try to mint a token themself on a Coin Minting Machine provided by Money Museum Of BNM.
Composition: Aluminium.
This special service was provided by Money Museum Of BNM  from 1989 until 2006 and it was discontinued when the old Money Museum of BNM was closed for renovation. Every year, a different design was introduced and they were all together 18 designs,they were even  proof tokens issued in year 1989 and 1993.

When the new Money Museum (MAG) Of BNM, at the Sasana Kijang was relocated and relaunched in year 2011, this special service of minting a Money Museum souvenir token yourself on a Coin Minting Machine during your visit was no longer available.
Collar Die Strike Errors
In my post published on 31-3-2012, I sincerely hope and urged our Bank Negara Malaysia will consider to reintroduce this very interesting and special service again to visitors who visit the Sasana Kijang Money Museum of BNM in Kuala Lumpur.


Perak Tin Clad Aluminium Gaming Token (1925)

I was given a chance by a very senior numismatist to inherit this dated 1925 Perak tin clad aluminium gaming token. He told me he collected this token and has been keeping it in his collection for more the 20 years. This token was found in Perak.

He told me it was a gaming  token that was used in gambling activities. When I showed to Master Saran Singh during his recent visit to Dickson Niew Collection shop at Subang Jaya, he said it can be a tally or Checks coin too.
On the obverse, it was designed with a  peacock in the center.(Some claimed to be a owl or a frog).It was surrounded with a fire like design on the inner ring and dotted design at the outer ring, the dotted design are resembled the peacock tails. It also struck with dentils on the rim.

On the reverse, the inscription is a figure "1" in the center of a circle, surrounded with dotted design that resembled the tails of peacock bird, floral design on the external ring. That is a ribbon designed at the bottom of figure "1". It means 1 Cent? That is no value indication.

This token has a collar die strike error. The error shows that it was a struck token.

More interesting to me on this token is on its obverse.  I saw the date "1925" under the peacock but on the stomach of the peacock, they are some wordings. I read the alphabets as "WEY" on the top layer but on the second layer, I am not so sure the group of alphabets means. It looked like "ZUNP", but what is the meaning?  I sincerely seek your opinion! Please share with me if you have some clues on this gaming token. Thank you in advance.

Weight: 5.32gm.
Diameter: 26.70mm.
Condition: UNC.


Announcement: Master Saran Singh had decided to withdraw the letter of "Authentication Of Mas Johor" that he signed in a meeting held in Kuala Lumpur on 26-11-2011 with immediate effect.(9.30pm. 28-10-2014). He is no longer responsible in any Johor Gold Kupang and Mas business transaction using or attached with this letter with his signature. Thank you!
Two days ago, Master Saran Singh visited my Dickson Niew Collection shop at Subang Jaya. He told me he was very angry, upset and sad that somebody is using his letter of authentication  that he certified during our meeting in Bob Chew's shop at Berjaya Times Square on 26-11-2011 to sell forgery Sultanate Gold Coinage. He received couple of complaints from some senior numismatists on this irresponsible seller.

I was the person who arranged the meeting. ("MAS'' MEETING IN KUALA LUMPUR. 26-11-2011. Among persons who attended at the meeting were  Anjung Numismatik , the Johore MAS man from Johore, MGM Sabri, Mr.Chaw, Bob Chew from Kuala Lumpur, new and young collectors Alex Wong and Rickky Chia from Bukit Jalil. It was a very meaningful meeting.

But, later we found that a caveat emptor was using the authentication letter singed by Master Saran to promote his counterfeit Mas Johor. Master Saran Singh was very sad, he said how can he used our good faith and sincerity to do something that it is going to tarnish our name, damage our good reputation, spoil our future generation in numismatic, cheating the young and up coming numismatists.

Half an hour ago, Master Saran Singh wanted me to announce his final decision that he is withdrawing the letter of authentication of the Mas Johor that he signed during that meeting. He is no longer responsible on any Mas Johor transaction that using this letter as the tool of creditability. He cautious the buyers not to trust such deals attached with this letter. Please ask for other Malay Sultanate coin sifus for second or even third opinion before you decide to do the purchase.

We feel very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

MNS AUCTION NO.162 (KUANTAN) 21-12-2014

Malaysia Numismatic Society (MNS) Auction No.162 (Kuantan) On 21st. December.2014.
Please be informed that the Malaysia Numismatic Society (MNS) Auction No.162  will held in Kuantan on the 21st. December. 2014 at Shahzan Inn Kuantan, Lot. Pt 240, Jalan Bukit Ubi/ Jalan Masjid, 25000, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.Tel: 09-5136688.
The authentication for the auction items will be done on the 8th of November,2014. To the members of MNS who like to contribute their items for this coming MNS Auction No.162 at Kuantan on 21-12-2014, please submit your items to me (Dickson Niew: +6 017 9796337) at Dickson Niew Collection at No. 58, Jalan SS14/2, SS14, Subang Jaya, Selangor or Mr. Lawrence De Souza (+6 012 3710951) before the 5th of November 2014.
Members of MNS are welcome to participate in this coming auction at Kuantan. Please make an early hotel booking. For those who are interested to take the bourse table, please arrange with our MNS Second Vice President Dato' Shahruddin at +6 019 9185858 for more details.


The Gold Kupang "Damarussalam" Of Patani-Kelantan.
Rarity: R/SS51

One more rare Gold Kupang that I received from my trip visit to Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
This "Damarussalam" Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang was sold to me by En.Azman Azahari when I was back to Subang Jaya.

It was listed as SS51 and rated "R" in Master Saran Singh book, "The Encyclopaedia Of The Coins Of Malaysia Singapore And Brunei 1400-1967".

The "Damarussalam" Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang is weight at 0.61 gram and with a diameter measured at 9.50mm

On the obverse in Arabic inscription: "Damarussalam" (Abode of Pease).
On the oobverse in Arabic inscription: "Damarussalam" (Abode of Pease).

On the reverse in Arabic is "Khalifah Shaib" which means "Kind Ruler".
On the reverse in Arabic is "Khalifah Shaib" which means "Kind Ruler".
It is a plain edge Gold Kupang with gold composition.

Dr. Ibrahim Bakar told me when we met up at Sasana Kijang in his recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, the Arabic inscription  " Damarussalam" should be read as "Darussalam", but because in order the word "Darussalam" can be written in a form that the "Sun" and the "Crescent Moon" can be shown in a more prominent font, it was translated as "Damarussalam". I learnt new knowledge from him. Thank you Dr. Ibrahim.

Although it was rated as one "R" in Master Saran Singh book, "The Encyclopaedia Of The Coins Of Malaysia Singapore And Brunei 1400-1967", but I was told by a few senior Malay States Sultanate collectors , this "Damarussalam" Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang is not easy to find, it should also be rated as "RRR".


MONETARIUM AUCTION 14   on Oct 25th 2014

Monetarium Auction 14 by Monetarium (Singapore) Pte Ltd will be held on 25th October 2014, Saturday in Orchid Room, Excelsior Tower Level L at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel,  5 Coleman Street, Singapore.
Morning session is from 9.00am to 1.00pm for Lot.1 to Lot.800.
Afternoon session is from 1.45pm to 6.00pm. for Lot.801 to Lot.1441.

For more details, please call Mr.Anthony or Mr.Leon : 63372972, 63367178.

Here are some of the highlights!

Lot.36: MALAYSIA - Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang ND (1800-50) PCGS
Estimate: SGD600 – SGD800    Starting Bid: SGD600
Lot.38: MALAYSIA - MODERNGold: RM500 1976 (KM 21) NGC MS68
Estimate: SGD6,000 – SGD7,000 Starting Bid: SGD6,000

Lot 374: NEW ZEALAND Silver: Crown 1935, Treaty of Waitangi,NEW ZEALAND Silver: Crown 1935, Treaty of Waitangi (KM6) Value of the coin has been going up in value. NGC PF 64, scarce
Estimate: SGD12,000 – SGD15,000 Starting Bid: SGD12,000
Lot 668: SINGAPORE - MODERNBird Series: $10,000 A/1 068847 (KNB21a) PMG 64 EPQ. Scarce. Estimate: SGD28,000 – SGD35,000  Starting Bid: SGD28,000
Lot 801: MALAYSIA - MODERN 1st Series: RM1000 Sa-Ribu ND (1967)A/1 021149 (KNB6) PMG AU 50EPQ. Very rare.
Estimate: SGD21,000 – SGD25,000    Starting Bid: SGD21,000

Lot 803: MALAYSIA - MODERN 1st Series: RM50 (1967-72) Bradbury,Wilkinson & Co Printer proof of Ismail Ali Portrait, Obverse and Reverse (KNB 4) As issued, UNC(3pcs)
Estimate: SGD7,000 – SGD9,000   Starting Bid: SGD7,000

Lot 1313: SARAWAK C. V. Brooke: $100 1st July 1929 F/1 00,507(KNB25a) PMG 25 NET, Repaired, Stains. EXTREMELY RARE. This is the only piece that's ever graded by PMG.
Estimate: SGD130,000 – SGD200,000    Starting Bid: SGD130,000
Wishing every body happy bidding!!


The Gold Kupang "Sultan Muhammad" Of Patani-Kelantan.
Rarity: RRR/SS46

This is another rare Gold Kupang that I received from my trip visit to Kota Bharu, Kelantan. En. Azman is very helpful and very kind to allowed me to inherit this "Sultan Muhammad" Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang.

He sold to me this rare piece of "Sultan Muhammad" Gold Kupang. It was listed as SS46 and rated  "RRR" in Master Saran Singh book, "The Encyclopaedia Of The Coins Of Malaysia Singapore And Brunei 1400-1967".

The "Sultan Muhammad" Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang is weight at 0.59 gram and with a diameter measured at 9.00mm.

On the obverse in Arabic inscription: "Sultan Muhammad".

On the reverse in Arabic is "Mu'azam Shah" which means "Illustrious Ruler".
It is a plain edge Gold Kupang with gold composition.


The Gold Kupang "Shah Alam" Of Patani-Kelantan.
Rarity: RRR/SS41

This rare Gold Kupang was offered to me from the derivation of my trip visit to Kota Bharu, Kelantan. I visited the only antique shop in Kota Bharu which was belonged to En. Azahari. Now, it is operate by his son En. Azaman. I asked him to help me to search for me the Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang and Kijang Kupang.

He found for me  this rare  "Shah Alam" Gold Kupang. It was coded as SS41 and rated as "RRR" in Saran Singh book, "The Encyclopaedia Of The Coins Of Malaysia Singapore And Brunei 1400-1967".

This Patani-Kelantan "Shah Alam" Gold Kupang weight at 0.60 gram and with a diameter measured at 9.20mm.

On the obverse in Arabic inscription: "Shah Alam" which means "Ruler Of The World".
  On the reverse is "Malik Al Adil" means "The Just Ruler".
The composition is gold.