Country of Origin: Terengganu (Now a state, part of Malaysia)
Date: Most probably issued in the late 18th Century and/or early years of 19th century
Denomination: One Keping / One Pitis
Weight: Average of 3.30g
Dimension: Diameter of 24mm
Reference: SS28, P.105
Extra Note: On obverse, in Jawi "Malik Al Adil" (The Just Ruler) while having blank reverse. Rarity level indicated by Saran Singh is R out of RRRR, probably means rare.
These coins were found together with the coin in my previous post. These coins are not to be confused with these coins, although both come from Terengganu.
The first coin is very beautiful with perfect details on it, while the second one is no less interesting where we can see the incomplete tin flow which makes several holes in the coins. Cut marks also can be traced on both of the coins.
The coins are hard and not bend-able, but the Kali Malik Al Adil coins are bend-able. According to here, the coins made from tin are supposed to be bend-able as they are ductile. I suppose the softness meant here does not reflect the softness where we can deform it with our bare hands. Could it be the softness indicates fake coins? I need more info about this.
The bend-able set of Terengganu tin coins was obtained from an Indonesian seller, which he claimed that the coins were found in the deep river of Sungai Musi where the latest unbend-able set of Terengganu tin coins was obtained from a local which claimed that he discovered the coins at the river shore of Sungai Terengganu, due to deepening civil work there. I am more positive and confident that the latter are most probably genuine coins. But still, I do hope that both sets are genuine.
Collecting tin coins are very risky! Counterfeiters out there really give me a headache.