Saturday, April 30, 2016

P.9 1972 10 Ringgit Solid Number 222222 Malaysia

It's rather unfortunate that this banknote doesn't bear the all desirable & prosperity desired & flavored serial numbers of 888888 & the PMG score of 68 & above that so many self-anointed numismatics purists would have wanted.

So, as such & without any shadow of a doubt & as sure as the sun would rise in the east, this note is not worthy of any gloating rights nor does it deserve any numismatic limelight anywhere, anyhow.

With a Solid Number of neither here nor there & from an insignificant 2nd Series release & to make matters a bit worse, it only got a PMG score of a lowly 65 instead of at least a 68, or even a 69 or best of all a 70, that all numismatic purists would only embrace, this banknote is of no importance to the numismatics scene not can it command a handsome price in the hollywoodian-like numismatic market as most collectors today only desire a banknote graded as PMG 70 preferably, even if that particular banknote is just an ordinary one that you would normally find in your girlfriend's wallet.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

P.55 BG Last Prefix 100 Ringgit Note Malaysia

Pursuant to a post made on the 6th day of February recently, it was mentioned here that the so-called Last Prefix for this RM100 deno Series is the prefix of BE, but it is now being solemnly & gloomily hereby announced that actually events have superceded the prefix BE & BE is not indeed not the Last Prefix as per therein mentioned.

A very, very Good Numismatic Samaritan has kindly pointed out that the Last Prefix for this P.55 100 Ringgit deno is actually the Prefix of BG & apparently this Prefix of BG is currently much sought after as it closes the book for the RM100 deno series sozusagen.

And the usually unreliable grapevine has it that so-called very serious numismatists are willing to pay 50% more than the face value for this BG prefixed note for their collections. This could be true as very few UNC pieces have been so far found.

Could it be that the BG is not completed printed in its entirety & the consequences of which is its scarcity in the fabulous & fantastic world of numismatics?

And could it be BG is indeed the true-blue Real McCoy Last Prefix for the RM100 deno or could there be other prefixes so far yet to discovered? For the non-paranoid, it's a safe bet that BG is indeed the last of the last of the prefixes for the RM100 deno, indeed........

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ZB 0001733 RM1 Replacement PMG 65 EPQ Malaysia

It's amazing what 3 years can do to turn an ordinary banknote into something scarce & of course, the Malaysian RM1 ZB Polymer Replacement is the current star of the Malaysian numismatics' universe.

A UNC piece 3 years ago was considered very expensive then, but a miserable well-circulated VF piece today that's being sold at a crazy price is considered cheap.

But of course the piece herein featured is nothing much to trumpet about after all, despite it's polymer in nature, and as such its perfectness, its pristineness & its UNCness, are never in question but it's still only got a lowly PMG 65 score from leading banknotes' grader of the world, PMG. And for a polymer note to get 65 is considered not good as polymer is perfect, as good as a Bo Dereklike perfect 10, but nonetheless it got a 65.

Had it got a PMG 68 or PMG 69 like it's currently en vogue in the Malaysian numismatic world, surely, it could have secured a place in this coming fall's Spink auction in Singapore and possibly, or rather most probably, could have created a new record of sorts for the price chartered, as the note is not as rare as its grade itself, namely, the all-desired & yearned-for PMG 69 or even PMG 70*!