Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Malaysia 1976 3rd Series $10 Banknote

***Among the early Malaysian banknotes of the $10 deno, the 3rd Series is the cheapest & the most common.
Despite the passage of 40 long years, it's still a laggard pricewise & as such, there is nothing to crow, gloat, shout or trumpet about even if the note bears a so & so solid numbers.
After all, its prefix is neither the all-desirable first nor the last prefix but it's just another lousy middle prefix & also, if one were to count the prefixes from the first to the last, actually, quite a hell of a lot of these notes were printed & thus, the quantity for the total solid numbers printed is quite colossal, so all crowings, gloatings, shoutings & trumpeting should be reserved for a much rarer banknote compared to this common one.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Malaysia 1998 $50 Polymer Banknote

***The first ever Malaysian banknote made using Polymer with a face value of RM50 but sold to the numismatic public at RM80 each.
But, after 15 years, its price is still stuck at the dungeon-level, with no prospect of it ever making an inch of uptick pricewise.
Apparently, 500,000 pieces were issued, but this is a very tiny issue as after all, Malaysia has a rough total population of 25 million people, but you can nevertheless still buy a piece online for as low as RM85, or you can pop by at the Central Bank's Money Museum in KL & buy them at the price when it was first issued 15 years ago, ie, at RM80.
As such, this featured banknote is an extremely fine example of what one should never gloat about and with the grading fees at approximately RM100, this banknote is up for sale at just RM185 only.
Thus, whoever is interested, please don't hesitate to PM. Take note that the extra RM100 is actually roughly the amount paid to PMG to have the note graded. If you want to buy at RM80, you can buy it at the Money Museum.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Burma Japanese Invasion Money 1 Rupee Block Letters Omitted

***A worthless 1 Rupee Japanese Invasion Money used in Burma but which seems to come without its all-common Block letters of BD.
But surely, the all-efficient Japs couldn't have omitted printing the Block letters.
And if local Malaysian banknotes can have had the Agung portraits on them removed, & thus, making them 'excellent errors', surely, these JIM notes' Block letters could be removed too,& very easily that is, esp. now that there are so many newly crowned sifus, or rather senseis or better still, grandmasters, in the Malaysian numismatic world.
That being the case, then, this banknote is nothing but a 'post-mint job', but a very professionally done 'post-mint job' that each and everyone of us should & must be proud of.