Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Straits Settlements 1933 $10 King George V

***This is the elusive $10 banknote from the Straits Settlements with the key-date of 1933.
It is believed that banknotes from years 1932 & 1933 are the most difficult to obtain for this issue.
There must be obvious truth to the above as seldom do we see either of these 2 banknotes being offered for sale online.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Malaysia 1988 50 Sen EXTRA DOT VARIETY BU

***This is a lustrous Brilliant Uncirculated and uncatalogued 50 sen coin from Malaysia dated 1988 with the Extra Dot variety.
The extra dot is located at the top of the Parliament House.
This coins exhibits a lovely original lustrous patina.
Price = RM85

Thursday, February 25, 2010


***This is the ever-popular 50sen coin dated 1967 from Malaysia with a Milled/Reeded Edge, instead of the usual one with the Security Edge. This coin is in Good EF condition.

Only 50 sen coins dated 1967, 1968 & 1969 came with The Security Edge, while the rest thereafter came with the words bearing the Central Bank's name on the coins' edges.

Market grapevine has it that only about 40 pieces or so of this freak variety exist.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Malaya 50 Cents Japanese Invasion Money MB PREFIX

***To those who are strong collectors of JIM banknotes, they will know that the banknote featured today is one of the few rare JIM notes that all JIM notes' collectors would like to have in their collections, regardless of grade.
MB is the rare prefix for this 50 Cents JIM issue as most of this issue bear the Prefixes of MP & MT.
Try looking for one in UNC condition and see if you could get one!
The note featured today is only in VG condition to the best of my grading ability.
Price = US$55

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Malaysia 2010 $1 1 Stack 100 Pieces ZV PREFIX UNC

***Here is a stack of 100 Consecutive Pieces of the RM1 banknotes from Malaysia dated 2010 & bearing the Prefix of ZV.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


***This is a 1 Pound UNC banknote printed on Tyvek issued by the Isle Of Man in 1983, one of the only 3 countries in the world to have done so.
The banknote bears the First Prefix and somewhat Low and Nice Serial Numbers of M 000668
Actually the material on which this banknote was printed on was also known as 'Bradvek' as this banknote was printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, then, a subsidiary of ABNC.
But Bradbury Wilkinson was not longer allowed to print anything else on Tyvek when it has hived off to Thomas de la rue by ABNC, but, by then, that was already moot as the Tyvek technology was found to be extremely unsuitable for banknotes because the print did not last as they were found to be 'peeling off' from the the Tyvek.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Malaysia $5 Polymer Banknotes COMPLETE 'D' PREFIXES UNC

***This is the Complete Set of all the printed prefixes of the 'D' series of the RM5 Polymer banknotes from Malaysia in Uncirculated condition.
The 'D' Series ended abruptly at 'DV' and it has truly been challenging trying to compile all the prefixes for the 'D' Polymer series as the various prefixes were issued in all the Malaysian states and not in one single place.
One or 2 particular prefixes had been especially tough to get hold of.
Price = US$200

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

***Folks, wherever you may be, am wishing you all a Very Happy Chinese New Year.
"Kung Hei Fatt Choy."
May you receive exciting banknotes through the Ang Pows!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Malaysia $5 Polymer Notes COMPLETE 'C' PREFIXES

***This is the entire set of 19 pieces of the RM5 Polymer banknotes from Malaysia in Uncirculated condition, from Prefix CA right up to Prefix CU.
For whatever reason, the last prefix for the C Series ended at CU.
Almost all of the banknotes in this set end with the digit '9.'
Price = US$200

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Haiti 1982 50 Gourdes TYVEK BANKNOTE

***This is another scarce Tyvek Banknote issued by Haiti way back in 1982 & this one bears the value of 50 Gourdes.
As usual, the present market price of this note has sky-rocketed due to reasons beyond its control - tyvek material used for that brief period had become defunct.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


***These are 5 pieces of the RM50 notes issued for a very short period in 1999 in Malaysia bearing the 'BH' Prefix and the Side-Signature of Ali Abul Hassan in Uncirculated condition.
This issue must be ranked as one of the most, if not the most, popular RM50 Malaysian banknotes of all time!
***Not For Sale At The Moment****

Friday, February 5, 2010

Haiti 1982 500 Gourdes TYVEK BANKNOTE

***The banknote featured today is a 1982 500 Gourdes note from Haiti printed on Tyvek with Papa Doc's vignette.
This banknote represents the highest denomination of the Haitian tyvek series and this is the RAREST and MOST EXPENSIVE of the entire series and this piece in Uncirculated condition would cost in excess of US$5,000.
An extremely rare and wonderful piece of tyvek banknote that one can only obtain through big auctions and if you still don't have this banknote in your collection, your tyvek collection still has a long way to go!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


***This is the extremely rare 1982 1 Gourde propaganda banknote from Haiti that was printed on tyvek.
This banknote bears an overprint of "7th February 1986" on it and was issued by Haitian exiles in the USA after dictator, Baby Doc, left for exile in the US.
This banknote is rare as it is believed that less than 300 were printed. However, grapevine has it that there are forgeries around.
The authentic ones bear the Prefix of 'S' & the Serial Numbers start with the digit '7.'