Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry X-mas to All

My family and I would like to wish everyone out there a Merry X-mas.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Formation of JB Numis Club in Facebook

Recently, my friends and I formed a new Facebook group called the JB Numis Club. The group is created to provide numists lovers a new platform that offers a more professional, transparent, ethical and healthy environment for the newbies and the oldies.
Numists who are interested to join can search in the Facebook for our club. For Numists lover, the club will be organising its first inaugural online FB auction very soon.
Whoever are interested to participate in this online auction are required to apply for registered membership or verified membership in the group. The application form can be downloaded from the group.

Monday, November 18, 2013

1985 Malaysia 50 sen Mutli Die Crack

This 1985 50 sen is a good example of a multi die crack. See if you can find the second, third and fourth die crack hairlines other than the 1985 die crack line.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

1969 50 sen SE MS62

Yesterday Mavin auction 35 saw this coin hammered at SGD380, approximately RM1150 including buyer's premium. This transacted results is more reasonable compared to the past 2 transactions that were merely unrealistic transactions as the realised prices were far too different apart.

Probably only speculators who wish to increase their sales will resort to such idiotic measures. Are you one of them?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Malaysia 1971 10cents V2 MS66

Nothing worth bragging about here since the highest score of MS67 still eludes me.....

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Malaysia 1971 10cents V2 MS65

Recent auction in Singapore saw this 1971 Malaysia 10 cents V2 auction of at about RM1000(Premium+GST included)

So, what do you think? Does the winner/buyer had gone berserk with this price?

Many claim that this coin is not worth the price...then my question to you all out there "Tell me which one is more deserving? Is it the 50 sen Milled Edge that created so many hoo-hah and returned to Malaysia with extra value???"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Malaysia 1971 10cents V2 MS64

Recent price hike in this 1971 10 cents V2 in auctions both locally and overseas has somehow caused numis fans around the country searching high and low for this piece. 

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to capture few pieces in my collection of Malaysia Rare/Scarce Coins series. More to come in short time.

Just hold onto your seats....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

1910B Straits Settlement King Edward VII 10c

Nothing much I can gloat about since this coin is available in tonnes out there with affordable price

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Is this for real?

Last weekend Sunday 29/09/2013 may be another historic day for the MNS. Two coins that were on auction were realised at an unprecedented price.

Before I jump into any conclusion, probably it is better I pose few questions for the coin collectors out there.

Q1. In your opinion, are these two coins really that scarce and rare? 

Q2. In the last Mavin auction held 13th July 2013, a 1969 50 sen security edge, NGC MS62, was hammered together with another Japan coin at SGD340 (not inclusive of 18% premium).  Is this the justification for the sudden increase for the market value of such coin? Or can there be any other reasons?

 Q3. Do you think (in your right mind of course) that these 2 coins are worth the transacted price?  

So, is this for real? Or is this just another speculations? Will there be any innocent victims falling prey if it is just a speculation?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Buying with the Right Mindset...Then You Wont Get Burnt!

Recently I came across few newbies in Numis family. Apparently they have been into this hobby just for a short while, say about 1 year ++.

However, most of these newbies, in my 2 cents worth opinion, were not really genuine collectors. In fact most of them were purely seasonal collectors, some were purely opportunists hoping to make fast cash.

Myself being a collector 1st, investor last, wish to pose these questions to those newbies.

Question 1:
What is the real intention of buying a particular numist item- For personal collection? For investment? For business purposes?

Question 2:
If you are buying for personal collection, how long are you willing to keep it in your collection? 20 years? 30 years?

Question 3:
If you are buying for investment purpose, have you considered the time frame required as well as the factors that will determine the rate of appreciation of the item?

Question 3
If you are buying for business purposes, are you able to resell easily or will it get your cash flow stuck?

One should be well aware that the route one has chosen will determine the strategies needed to acquire the item. It will also affect one's ability to collect in terms of knowledge and technique required prior to purchasing.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

1925 British Trade Dollars

British trade dollars, used to be a very popular trading coins in SEA. Now is just a piece of junk that many may not even bother to look at!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

1961H Malaya British Borneo QE2 50 cents MS64

Just another piece of 1961H MBB QE2 50 cents coin that I recently acquired. Still looking for the MS65, MS66 and MS67.

Monday, September 2, 2013

1961H Malaya British Borneo QE2 50 cents MS63

A piece of MBB QE2 50 cents coin that I got in my collection bought many years ago. This 1961H is not the rarest amongst all the years of issue. Maybe there are others which has much better grades out there.

Monday, August 26, 2013

1970 Malaysia Parliament Series 20 sen Coin NGC MS65

Probably and most likely not a coin to gloat about nor one should feel jealous of as there are about 12 pieces of such condition coin. Of course, if you are the lucky one, you would have the opportunity to possess the MS66, which at the moment, only 2 in existence.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Selamat Hari Raya

To all my friends out there, I would like to wish everyone Selamat Hari Raya. 
Drive safe and be safe. Hope to see you again after the Raya...

Monday, June 24, 2013

1961 MBB Queen Elizabeth II 5 cents

A new member to my QE2 coin collection. Though this coin doesn't really cost much as compared to her counterpart in the 50 cents, this piece is still considered as one of my best piece.

Friday, June 21, 2013

1973 Parliament Series 50 sen....UNC perhaps?

Just another lucky day for me, perhaps not for the others. The Malay auntie selling the nasi campur in the canteen gave me this coin as balance when I had my late lunch there.

Can this coin be graded as UNC? I am no coin grader as many would think I am.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Straits Settlement 1932 King George V Half Cent PCGS MS65BN

The newest member of my Straits Settlement low denomination coins. 1932 half cent is PCGS MS65BN condition.

How many pieces have survived in this condition and slabbed? One can find out from the PCGS population report. I need not commend on that.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

1920 Straits Settlement King George V 1 cent PCGS MS64RB

This 1 cent coin that I have is one of the 55 million pieces coin struck. For almost a century ago, this 1 cent coin could probably well buy you a very nice meal for the day...

But what this 1 cent can do now? After nearly 1 century, 1 cent is not even enough to buy you a piece toilet tissue paper to wipe your butt when you are in need at the Puduraya Bus Terminal.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Malaysia Parlimen Series $1 Coin

I don't really have much Malaysia Parlimen series in collection. Here' a fine example of my  $1 coin . Used them all up during the school days for the kids, never even thought of keeping one for myself...so probably u can guess how old I am already???

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My MBB QE2 20 cents Collection

These are my collections of MBB QE2 20 cents. Not a lot to start with. I wonder how many of us really has completed every years of issue and different varieties set. For me I am cocksure that I will not and don't intend to do so.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

My MBB QE2 50 Cents Colletion Part 2

These are my Queen Elizabeth 2 MBB 50 cents Coins personal collections. These coins do not make up a complete date and variety set, but enough to make an impact in my wallet...

Monday, April 22, 2013

My MBB QE2 50 cents Collections Part 1

Currently a very highly sought after species of coin, the QE2 MBB 50 cent that is of nickel-copper.