CIRCULATED SILVER & GOLD COINS IN THE NORTHERN MALAY STATES (1600 UNTIL 1957)
Welcome to Aleph Coin Blog (Circulated Silver & Gold Coins in The Northern Malay States - Kedah, Perlis & Penang - Circa 1600 until 1957). This blog will preview my current collection or new information of coins that will later be added into my on-going project (that I am doing independently, due to my interest in History and Numismatic). I might be adding information of other coin and banknote that I came across. I am looking forward and much appreciated if someone can come to give information, sharing knowledge, sample of coins into making this project a reality. I also receive support from Dr Ibrahim Baker (a medical doctor, who has so much interest in Malay coins) and Dr Mahani Musa (expert in Penang's history, USM lecturer). Should you have information to relay, don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com - Together, we work to preserving our history...
Monday, 2 July 2007
Malaysia 10 Sen 1971
Malaysia 10 Sen 1971
Yesterday, when I search through my collection, to check them against my list , I am stumped for unable to find this coin. Even, made me late for work...
Probably, I am lucky enough to learn that I had misplaced it during cataloging my collection. My first thought was, I must have used it and spent it somewhere!
Ok, back to the fact of this coin. It is 1971 Malaysia 10 Cent (it is graded UNCIRCULATED to that I have) and what make it expensive - which is RM95 (Standard Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Coin & Paper Money 17th Edition, Catalog number MSC3) and RM80 (A Complete Educational Reference - Malaysia Banknotes & Coins, 3rd Edition September 2006) - was due to the number of its mintage. Unlike the same denomination of other years which minted of millions of pieces, this particular year has very limited mintage. Only 32,236 of 10 sen coins were minted in 1971. Compared to years from 1967 until 1988, the lowest mintage number was 17,852,262 (1988) and the highest mintage number was 236,638,957 (1981), source BNM.
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Please note: This information is for sharing only, and not will be included in my research.
I have updated and will update (if any new information found) on my new collection site. The coin particular can be read with plenty more details about variety and the theories about why the number of mintage was soooo low, http://www.exonumi.com/?page=publish&id=1.124.CN.82acc