Friday, May 29, 2015

ZD 8888888 RM10 Solid Number PMG 66 Malaysia

This is the extremely common Malaysian Replacement from the 11th series & why is it extremely common is a question not worth dignifying as after all, if one were to refer to a copy of the Malaysian numismatic catalogue, this Replacement is being tagged a price of approximately RM30 a piece & of course, when one wants to buy anything numismatic, one MUST refer to the catalogue as that's what the catalogue is for cos it's not a comic book to be read & cast aside but something that one must constantly carry along as it's a point of reference or to aptly put it, it's a bible of the numismatic universe.

Of course, if you were a master haggler & you can buy stuff below the recommended catalogue prices, then, of course, you can call humbly call yourself a master negotiator for a job well done vide your various successful purchases below the catalogue price(s).

At the same time, the so-called recommended price for a Solid Number 8 from the the Malaysian 11th series for this deno is more or less RM2 grand apparently, a small sum to some but could be a princely sum to many others & as such, this banknote is, perhaps, just worth around, maybe, if we add up the price of the normal Replacement ZD & the equivalent Solid Number of 8, you don't need a degree scholar to tell your humble self that the market price could or should & would be around RM2,030 & of course, this is a freaking good price for a piece of paper money with a face value of just RM10 & taking into consideration that one has not factored in the omnipresent inflationary factor, if you get the drift, & once you have factored that in, it must be less that the face value & thus, not worthy of any desire to gloat or crow about, but of course, such topic and/or issue should be left to a PhD scholar to dissect and/or digress as after all, how many of us are of scholarly material? 

Over on this freaking board, one should stay focussed on issues of numismatic interest & not stray into economic issues for that we leave to a him or even her who has a PhD in Economics, perhaps.................

Monday, May 18, 2015

1989 RM1000 PMG 64 & PMG 66 EPQ Malaysia

2 Running or rather Consecutive pieces of the now obsolete & defunct $1000 note issued somewhere in the 80s or possibly in the 90s.

Nothing unusual or rare or scarce or 'scare' (sic) with these 2 notes as they are neither here nor there as far as rarity goes & as such, one can save the much utilised initials of 'RRRRR' for this pair as everyone knows, the rarer variety is the one signed by Governor Jaffar Hussein.

The only thing unusual about these 2 notes must be the fact that even though they are in consecutive sequence & as such, they are no different than indentical twins but when it came to be professionally & independently graded, they came in 2 different grades. 

How could this be possible as after all, these 2 pieces came from a stack of 100 Running Pieces & from the 100 pieces from this very stack which were already graded by the esteemed grading house, PMG, 2 pieces actually got PMG 68 grades. That's no secret as the PMG Population will attest to this.