Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Malaysia Commemorative Silver coins

Malaysia commemorative coins - 15 Ringgit
925 Silver
Year : 1976
Condition : UNC
Mintage : 40,000pcs
Weight : 28.28g
Diameter : 38.61mm
Minted by Royal Mint U.K

Malaysia commemorative coins - 25 Ringgit
925 Silver
Year : 1976
Condition : UNC
Mintage : 40,000pcs
Weight : 35.000g
Diameter : 42.0mm
Minted by Royal Mint U.K

Selling Price : RM300 / pair(2pcs)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

HK Queen Victoria 1 dollar 1866

Queen Victoria One dollar (yi yuan) silver coins
From : Hong Kong
Year : 1866
Condition : EF
Obverse: Classice Queen Victoria portrait.
Reverse Design with inscription Chinese and English Hong Kong 1 Dollar(Yuan)
Diameter coin : 38mm
Weight : 26.95g - 27.15g
Thickness coin : 2.80mm
Mintage : 2,109,000 (This issue lasted only three years with a reported)


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

India banknote (1937-1940)

Government of India banknote - One Rupee ( King George VI portrait )
Year : 1940
Size : 102mm x 66mm
Sold Out

Government of India banknote - Five Rupee ( King George VI portrait )
Year : 1937
Size : 128mm X 74mm

UNC : RM420/pcs

Thursday, 11 March 2010

St Helena banknote QE II

St. Helena Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait
Face Values : 1 Pound 
Year : 1981


St. Helena Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait
Face Values : 5 Pound
Year : 1998



Where is St. Helena ?

Saint Helena named after St Helena of Constantinople, is an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[2] which also includes Ascension Island and the islands of Tristan da Cunha. Saint Helena measures about 16 by 8 kilometres (10 by 5 mi) and has a population of 4,255 (2008 census).
The island has a history of over 500 years since it was first discovered as an uninhabited island by the Portuguese in 1502. Britain's second oldest remaining colony (after Bermuda), Saint Helena is one of the most isolated islands in the world and was for several centuries of vital strategic importance to ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. For several centuries, the British used the island as a place of exile, most notably for Napoleon Bonaparte, Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo and over 5,000 Boer prisoners.

Capital : Jamestown
Language : English
Currency : Saint Helena Pound
Exchange Rate : 10 Saint Helena Pound (SHP)  = 50.0 Malaysia Ringgit (MYR)


Info source from WIKI

Friday, 5 March 2010

Cayman Island banknote - QE II

Cayman Island Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait
Face Values : One dollar ( 1 dollar )
Year : 1996
Size : 158mm X 67mm

Cayman Island Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait
Face Values : One dollar ( 1 dollar )
Year : 2003
Size : 157mm X 67mm

Cayman Island Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait
Face Values : Five dollar ( 5 dollar )
Year : 2005
Size : 157mm X 73mm

Where is Cayman Island?

Cayman Island Flag

The Cayman Islands is a British overseas territory located in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory comprises the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The territory is a major offshore financial centre in the Caribbean.

The first Cayman Islands currency was issued in 1971. There were four denominations of paper currency (the $25, $10, $5 and $1 banknotes) and four coins in 25¢, 10¢, 5¢ and 1¢ denominations. In 1981, two new denominations of banknotes, the $100 and the $40, were issued. The $50 was introduced in 1985.
The issue of currency is accomplished through dealings with the local retail banks. These banks are Butterfield, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Scotiabank (Cayman Islands) Ltd., Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Ltd., Cayman National Bank Ltd, the Royal Bank of Canada and HSBC Cayman.

Info source from WIKI and CIMONEY

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Bahamas specimen banknote-QE II

Bahamas Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait
Face Values : Fifty cent ( 50 cent )
Year : 1968
Size : 156mm X 67mm


What is Specimen Banknote?

- A specimen banknote is printed to as a way of checking to see whether or not the design is suitable for putting into full production as a currency issue.

- Sometimes, specimen banknotes are printed for distribution to central banks to aid in the recognition of banknotes from a country other than their own.

- So, a banknote specimen is a real (original) note which is used only for demonstration and to be distributed to banks to know the note before it is issued in the market.

- The quantity is small and distribution is limited so a specimen note is very special .
In many cases specimens are more expensive than issued notes.

- To avoid its use as a legal tender note, it can be perforated, punched, without a serial number or a serial of 000000 (all zeroes), overprinted with the word "Specimen" or "Cancelled" in any language.

Info source from banknoteclub