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 - Together, we work to preserving our history...

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Government of Kelantan - 5 Dirhams (Sterling Silver)

This sterling silver was issued in the state of Kelantan, meant to be circulated in the market with value at last peg of RM20.00 for 1 Dirham. Whilst the effort of the the state government is very much applauded, but the real intention has never been achieved because most of the silver and gold (Dinar) was bought for private investment (read for me: collection).

I was amazed that 1 Dirham was the most sought after that every mintage was quickly snapped out.

These dirhams are available in 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100. As the selling price is RM20, one piece of 100 dirhams would easily cost RM2,000. I wonder how are you going to take around 100 dirhams silver in your pocket.

I bought 2 pieces of 2 dirhams for RM20 each and 1 piece of 5 dirham for RM100 at Koperasi Pasar Siti Khadijah, Kota Bharu. (I am still looking to get at least one piece of 1 dirham into my collection)

Update: Recent price for 1 Dirham = RM25.00 (02/Dec/2011)
Dec/2011 - I finally have 2 pcs of 1 Kelantan Dirham.

1 comment:

itm said...

Great information about Government silver coins. It's information is really informative for us.

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