Sunday, 28 August 2016

1981 Singapore Changi Airport commemorative coin


The Singapore Changi Airport commemorative coin was issued on 7 December 1981 to commemorate official opening of the Singapore Changi Airport. I have a uncirculated Cupro-Nickel coin having a face value of $5, and which was issued at $6 with a mintage of 220000. 

On the coin, you can see the iconic control tower, Terminal 1 and its carpark, along with several planes lined up and one flying away from the airport. The other side says "Singapore Changi Airport 1981". Definitely a very sentimental coin to keep.







Sunday, 21 August 2016

1932 cuba one peso silver coin

Got this at a flea market at S$1. Turned out to be a steal as it's actually a Silver coin, and is selling for as much as US$65 online!



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Counterfeit Malaysia 1992 $1 ringgit coin

I read with interest about the reasons the Malaysian 1 ringgit coins were demonetised and withdrawn from circulation. One of the reasons it seems was due to forgery.

I went to look at my collection, and I think i have one. The suspected forged coin stood out from the rest as you can see.


Front view of the 1992 coins (spot the difference in the bottom row, middle coin)

Back view of the 1992 coins (spot the difference in the bottom row, middle coin)

Close up front view. The rim is off centre, with the bottom portion thicker than the upper portion.

Close up back view. The rim is off centre, with the bottom portion thicker than the upper portion.

Side view (bottom is the suspected fake coin)




Malaysia 1 ringgit 1959 - 1969 commemorative coin

My dad also gave me a Malaysia 1 ringgit 1959 - 1969 commemorative coin. It has a mintage of 1 million, and was issued in 1969 to commemorate 10th anniversary of Bank Negara Malaysia.


Front view

Back view




Malaysia 5 ringgit 1971 commemorative coin

My dad gave me a huge coin the other day. I saw that it is a 1971 5 ringgit coin from Malaysia. After some research on the net, I gathered that it is a commemorative coin and has a mintage of 2 million coins. Its Proof in case is only 500 cases!


Front View

Back View


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Genting Highlands Gaming Token 1974 - 20 sen

Got this interesting looking coin from my Dad a few days ago. At first, I thought it was just a normal Malaysian 20 sen coin. After taking a closer look, I recognised the Genting logo on the other side. That piqued my curiosity and I went to look up on it.

Apparently, this is NOT what I thought it was - an old 20 sen coin. In fact, I got to know that it is a Genting Highland token issued in 1974 minted in copper-nickel. This and other tokens issued at that time were used as substitutes for normal currency in the market, and was later requested by the authorities to remove from circulation.

I also understand that this can sell for RM60 uncirculated!

Front view

Back view

Sunday, 24 March 2013

My first Orchid notes!


I was recently gifted a couple of $1 old Orchid notes :) My first ones!! 



They look rather dainty to me, being small and flowery :)