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Gilbert C's blog on his numismatic journey and "discoveries".
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BNM Second Auction of Malaysian Banknotes with Special Serial Numbers 29 Mar 2015
Almost exactly 6 months after its inaugural auction of banknotes with special serial numbers, the much anticipated auction was held today at the same venue, Sasana Kijang in Kuala Lumpur. This time there was 178 lots up for grabs, compared to 231 for the fi...
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Trigometric Auction on Sunday 15 March 2015
This is an interesting and important auction, mainly because it is the first to be organized by one of the largest numismatic dealers in Malaysia - Trigometric Sdn Bhd. Trigo as it is commonly know is synonymous KN Boon's, after all it is his company. Yes, ...
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A Malaysia 11th Series 1 Ringgit Misalignment Error, or is it?
A collector from up north sent me an interesting banknote to grade. It is an 11th series Malaysia 1 Ringgit note, signed by BNM Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz. A first glance it does look like a very uncirculated piece with very good eye appeal. This piece is an...
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A Malaysia 11th Series 1 Ringgit Misalignment Error, or is it?
A collector from up north sent me an interesting banknote to grade. It is an 11th series Malaysia 1 Ringgit note, signed by BNM Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz. A first glance it does look like a very uncirculated piece with very good eye appeal. This piece is an...
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The Malaysia 12th Series 10 Ringgit Black Rafflesia : The Controversy & The Facts
The past 2 days has seen a lot of sudden buzz around the Malaysia 12th series 10 Ringgit banknote that has a different color to the Rafflesia on on reverse. This interesting event was trigger by Dickson Niew's blog article. Dickson, the prolific numismatist...
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Top 10 questions on how submit your banknotes to alphaNumis for grading.
We have received quite a number of calls and emails recently on how to submit banknotes to alphaNumis to grade and encapsulate. We think it will be better if we explain the process in a bit more detail, in the form of a Q&A in our blog so that you can get a...
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Final Realized Prices of BNM Auction - RM232K & 39 lots difference
MNP Auctioneers has just published the final realized prices of the auction on 27 September 2014. You can access it here . Now if you check the total realized prices is comes to RM940,000. That is a difference of RM232,800 from the earlier reported sales of...
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Déjà vu?
Déjà vu  [French] definition :   literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. (Source : Wikipedi...
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The Basics and Origins of Grading
Grading is part and parcel of collecting as much as exams are part of studying; and yet there many collectors feel that grading is something best left to the experts or numismatists.  Let me assure you that nothing can be further from the truth. We grade th...
The Basics and Origins of Grading
The Basics and Origins of Grading
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Malaya Japanese Propaganda "Note"
Some people call it a "note", perhaps in reference to the short form for the term "banknote". If it is, then it is technically incorrect. Before we get into the technical details, let's go back 70 years, Malaya was then under Japanese occupation since late ...
Malaya Japanese Propaganda "Note"
Malaya Japanese Propaganda "Note"
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