Friday, December 31, 2010

Malaysia 1998 $50 Polymer Serial Numbers KL/98 000XXX

***A beautiful Malaysian RM50 Polymer note issued way back in 1998 to commemorate the, then, hosting of the Commonweeath Games, a note that has been in the crapper for donkey years because of its rather high print of half a million pieces.
The note featured here bears the Serial Numbers of 000XXX and is the only unique note from this series as this series carries only a single prefix.
And will this banknote charter unchartered steep terrains if offered in an international numismatic auction?!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Malaysia $100 Serial Numbers XX000XXXX

***This is a current Malaysian RM100 banknote with the Serial Numbers of XX000XXXX in crisp Uncirculated condition.
Will this banknote charter unchartered territories in the near future?!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Malaysia 1998 $50 François Charles Oberthur

. ***A crisp Uncirculated consecutive pair of the 1998 $50 Malaysian banknote that was printed by François Charles Oberthur.
A very common issue in circulated and lower grades but somewhat scarce in UNC condition.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Malaysia 1999 1 Stack $100 Ali Abul Hassan Side-Signature LAST PREFIX 'AK'

***Here is a stack of 100 pieces of the $100 Malaysian banknote issued way back in 1999 bearing the now very recognisable Side Signature style of 1-year Governor, Ali Abul Hassan.
This stack of notes bear the scarce & seldom-seen Last Prefix of 'AK'.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Malaya 1940 $5 Blue SPECIMEN

***This is an expensive banknote dated 1940 from Malaya with a face value of $5 & stamped "Specimen" & bears the low Serial NOs of 00046.
This is definitely a banknote that you can gloat about if you have it in your collection!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

China 2010 1oz Silver Proof Panda Coin

***A 1 oz Proof Silver Coin dated 2010 from China, something that's currently very hot in the world numismatic scene, esp. with Silver price already touching $30 Yankee Dollars an ounce!
Will the once unwanted Panda issues charter unchartered territories, esp. with the current raging bull run with anything & everything made in China!?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Malaysia 1985 $10 Jaffar Hussein VM Prefix

*** A consecutive Crisp Uncirculated pair of the 1985 $10 Malaysian banknote signed by Jaffar Hussein with the scarce crossover Prefix of VM.
An elusive note that has not been seen for many, many years until recently, with only limited quantities printed and exceptionally tough to obtain in UNC condition, free from stains, foxing and other side-effects from poor storage conditions.

Friday, December 10, 2010

China 2004 Year Of The Monkey Stamps

***This is a full sheet of 24 pieces of stamps issued by China in 2004 commemorating the then zodiac year of the Monkey, which on the stamps looks more like the chimpanzee.
This monkey issue is already gaining notoriety by its increase in price multiple times lately, perhaps, given hope to certain collectors hoping that this issue will charter the territory chartered by the 1st series Golden Monkey!
Definitely, a modern-day day-dream!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

China 2007 Year Of The Pig Sheetlet With Folder

***A sheetlet of 20 pieces of pristine Very Fine stamps from China issued just 3 years ago for the Year Of The Pig.
Each stamp carries a face value of 1.20 Yuan and its value has already shot-up mutiple times lately.
This sheetlet also comes with a Folder with a sleeve inside to hold the stamps.
Will this pig become the ever-desired golden pig which will charter unchartered territories pricewise in years to come?!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Malaysia RM5 Polymer Notes

***This is a stack of 100 pieces of the regular RM5 Polymer notes currently in use in Malaysia.
It comes binded and with the official bar-code and in perfect condition.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Palestine Currency Board 1939 1 Pound

***This is a 1 Pound banknote dated 1939 issued by the Palestine Currency Board in Jerusalem, an ever-popular series among worldwide collectors.
An attractive green colored unwashed crisp banknote.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sarawak 1940 $1

***This is a seldom-seen $1 banknote from the now long defunct nation of Sarawak bearing the key-date of 1940 in crisp Good Fine condition.
A banknote that one seldom sees being offered for sale online and even when an elusive piece does appear, the price always ballooned skywards, due to, perhaps too many interested parties chasing after 1 offered item!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Malaysia 1972-76 2nd Series $1,000

***Another unwanted item as recent as a year ago in the form of the 2nd Series $1,000 Malaysian banknote, but, lately, this has been a note that many collectors have been looking for.
A note that previously was in the crapper but now enjoying its long-awaited glory!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Malaysia 2010 Actor P Ramlee's Copper Medallion

*** This is a Copper 'coin' just issued by KL Mint featuring the vignette of the late actor, P Ramlee.
It comes with a box & with a COA and since it bears no face value, it is actually a medallion.
This copper medallion has definitely been proof-struck.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Malaysia 2005 Single Silver Proof Coin 100 Years Tunku Abdul Rahman

***A now seldom-seen and somewhat scarce Single Silver RM10 Proof Coin issued in 2005 commemorating the 100 Years of Malaysia's First Prime Minister.
Another typically unwanted item 5 years ago that has now become something very highly sought-after by collectors!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Straits Settlements 1921 $10

***A rather nice & unprocessed big piece of $10 banknote dated 1921 from the Straits Settlements.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Malaysia 2000 Shah Alam City $10 Single Silver PROOF

***A now elusive and scarce RM10 Single Silver Proof Coin issued in 2000 to commemorate the elevating of Shah Alam to city status.
This coin comes in a velvet box & its COA.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Malaysia 2010 Survey & Mapping Dept Proof Set Of 2 Coins

***A Set Of 2 Proof Coins issued to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of The Survey & Mapping Department Of Malaysia.
This Set Of 2 seems to be an elusive issue as very few were sold over the counter by the Central and hardly anyone sells it online.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Straits Settlements $5 1929

***This is the ever-popular conifer-green $5 banknote from The Straits Settlements dated 1929 with the vignettes of a boy sitting on a buffalo in a paddy field and that of a prowling tiger.
1929 seems to be an elusive date for this issue as most of the time, one encounters those dated 1925.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Straits Settlements 1924 $10

***A $10 banknote dated 1924 issued in The Straits Settlements with the word "Cancelled" perforated thrice vertically & horizontally respectively at the centre of the banknote.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sarawak 1919 10 Cents Emergency Issue

***A rather scarce & unusual 10 Cents Emergency banknote from the now defunct nation of Sarawak issued a century ago, printed on thick gray card.
This banknote, even though well-circulated, is still in very crisp condition.
A UNC piece was auctioned 2 years ago for more than US$10K and the price of this UNC piece should be very much higher now, perhaps, might have even doubled pricewise.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Straits Settlements 1924 $5

***A piece of Original and unprocessed $5 banknote issued 86 years ago in The Straits Settlements and one which has been preserved for posterity and with its present day value worth many2 times more than its original face value!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Straits Settlements $10 1927

***A 1927 $10 'Attap House" note from the Straits Settlements in Original Unwashed condition, with some glue residue on the upper portion.
Apparently, banknotes from this issue that we normally see are those bearing the year 1925, while the other years are more difficult to source for.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Isle Of Man 1983 1 Pound TYVEK SPECIMEN

***And this is another 1 Pound Specimen note dated 1983 printed on Tyvek from the Isle Of Man and this variety comes with a single Punch-Hole cancellation at the base of the note. There is no control number at the Reverse.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Isle Of Man 1983 1 Pound TYVEK SPECIMEN

***A 1 Pound Specimen banknote from the Isle Of Man dated 1983 which was printed on Tyvek.
There is no punch-hole cancellation nor is there a control number on this piece of Specimen note, the only Tyvek banknote ever issued in Europe.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Haiti 50 Gourdes Tyvek PROOF

***This is the 50 Gourdes Proof banknote from Haiti printed on Tyvek, with 3 punch holes & with the words "Specimen" lightly rubber-stamped on it but without Serial Numbers.
This banknote has repeated circular American Eagle watermarks on it.