Saturday, May 21, 2011

101. Kelantan 10 Keping 1904

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin
image 2: inscriptions on the coin



Country of Origin: Kelantan ( Now a state, part of Malaysia )
Date: 1904 
Denomination: Ten Keping
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin Allignment
Weight: 12.11g
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 32.0mm
Thickness: -
Composition: Tin
Population: Unknown
Reference: SS 21, P.135
Mint: -
Category: Normal Circulation Coin
Demonetized: Yes
Engraver/Designer: -
Variety: -

    This is one of the coins which I have recently bought it from a local at Kelantan. It is being reported in Saran Singh's The Encylopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei 1400 - 1967 that the Sultan made a handsome profit on this coin as it contained less than ten times the amount of tin used on normal pitis. This triggers large-scale counterfeiting probably by the locals. The counterfeited ones has crude inscriptions.

   Rarity level indicated by Saran Singh is Scarce. 

4 comments:

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
We have a few of these coins which are counterfeits.
Infact these are the first few tin coins acquired and also the last, notwithstanding a Terengganu Jokoh.
So far, dare not to venture further for fear of counterfeits.
Thanks a lot for sharing, mnfaj :)

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
I could not avoid the temptation to own these tin coins. Haha I think I will just continue to collect tin coin as long as the price is reasonable and I have very minor doubt that the coins are counterfeits.

Anonymous said...

i think the u have there have some chinese words behind 4 chinese words,coz i just happen to know my mom keep one 1787 VEIC 1 keping

GhOStBoNe said...

i have all of it..just mesej me if u want to buy..+60139783541..asyraf

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