|image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin|
I am always fascinated by coins of non-integer denomination. In my years as a kid, I had had the perception that the lowest denomination was one cent. And when I discovered my first coin, which is a 1920 1 cent coin, I was so proud of it. I showed it to almost every uncles I have. One of my uncle in Kelantan, I called him Ayah Long, claimed to me that he has a more special coin. Then he showed me a 1/2 cent of Straits Settlements, dated 1932, glued at the back side of his watch. I was so fascinated by that coin that even I had no gut in asking him to own that coin. It must be very special and very rare, then I thought. I even thought that I will never own that coin when I grow up.
And now 12 years have passed. Recently I met him, and I had show him my collection. This time it is his turn to be fascinated by my collection. So I guess, possessing half coins is always be one of my dreams, in my collecting journey.
And only recently when I started to collecting more systematically, 1 year ago, I realised that there are a lot more of half coins that need to be collected. And does not include the quarter cent series, which is even scarcer than half cent series.
That is for the story side, and for the technical side, does anyone know what had caused the black shadows to form on the coin's surface? A haunted coin?