Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore Banknotes & Coins - 4th Edition

A Complete Educational Reference of Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore Banknotes and Coins, 4th Edition, September 2008 by K.N. Boon

The 4th edition of K.N. Boon's publication on Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore Banknotes and Coins is now released in the market. This new edition of guide book provides a comprehensive collection of Malaysian coins and banknotes. It has also added new elements of Brunei & Singapore banknotes into its collections. Expanded from its previous edition, this guide book has a total of 437 color pages printed with quality images of coins and banknotes.

Inherited from its previous edition, this guide book still remain as two main sections: Coins and Banknotes. The first section of the guide book begins with the first Penang coins (B. Balemark and Coat of Arms Series) issued in 1787 to 1828. It also provides information of the Cocos (Keeling) Island coins, Sarawak coins, British North Borneo coins, Strait Settlement coins and a complete introduction of new Malaysian Coinage.

The second part of the guide book provides information and images on the old Malaysian currency. This section covers the banknotes from the first Malaysia and the Straits Settlements paper money to the current Malaysian circulation currency. It also provides earlier currency information such as Asiatic Banking Corporation, The Sarawak Government Treasury, British North Borneo currency, Japanese Occupation notes, Cocos Keeling Island currency, Sungei Buloh Leprosarium Settlements notes and etc.

Another new elements added to this new guide book is the Brunei and Singapore banknotes. The Brunei banknote section covers from the 1st series issued in 1967 to its current polymer notes. On the other hand, the Singapore banknote collections start with Orchids Series issued in 1967 to its current Portrait Series.

Singapore Banknote section with the illustration of banknote images and price guide.

The background information or history provided in the guide book is another useful guide for collectors to enhance their knowledge on banknote development. Besides, the updated reference price is another bonus to the collector to value their collections as in today market.

One part is lacking though in this newly published guide book. As the title of the guide book has now covered the Brunei and Singapore currency, there is no Brunei or Singapore coins collection illustrate in this guide book. Also, background information of the Brunei and Singapore sections are purely on the country history, economy and culture aspect. Again, development history of the countries' currency is lacking.

Nevertheless, this guide book is still one of the favorite to many collectors. This is another good work by K.N. Boon in promoting coin and banknotes collecting.

15 comments:

cho0ng ^^ said...

hi. may i know where can i get this book?
thank you.

Jack Hoo said...

This guide book is available at major bookstore such as MPH at Mid Valley and Kinokuniya at KLCC. You can also purchase it directly from Trigometric Sdn Bhd located at Lot327 Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya.

cho0ng ^^ said...

owh.
thanks!
Trigometric sbn. bhd. is located at which flool of the amcorp mall?

Jack Hoo said...

3rd Floor of Amcorp Mall

Anonymous said...

Got a copy of the book, some error in the Singapore banknotes section, eg Orchid S$500 only have one prefix A/1 ... how to get hold of author?

Jack Hoo said...

It's good that you highlighted you comment. You can always channel your feedback to the book publisher, Trigometric.

CK Leong said...

Hi...

I am a collector of myself but i have miss quite a number of issues. Where can i get the past issues? If from private seller (shops) can u recommend some with reasonable price? TQ

Jack Hoo said...

There are several banknote dealers available on every Sunday's flea market at Amcorp Mall. Alternatively, you can go directly to Trigometric Sdn Bhd located at 3rd floor of Amcorp Mall or visit the website www.3833.com

Aidan Work said...

You should come & join us over on http://www.coinnetwork.com/group/bruneianmalaysiansingaporeannumismatics ,as there are quite a few banknote & coin collectors who are interested in the banknotes & coins of Brunei,Malaysia,& Singapore on there.

Aidan.

bathmate said...

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Mikaielle said...

now 5th edition of KN Boon books just launch.who want it can order from me.

ar1923 said...

I ave purchase new Steven Tan's cataloque,nothing new...... just update on prices. I heard KN Boon's cataloque is same, at least in the previous edition he added SG and Brunei notes. Maybe an edition to be skipped ??

Anonymous said...

My dad love collecting $$$, thanks choOng 4 asking the right question. Thnak you Jack Hoo 4 your info. I live in Sabah, maybe I can get a friend to pick me up a copy of that book :) Thanks guys!

Anonymous said...

hye. im from sabah. just to know, where can i get this book because im cannot find this book here. any suggestions? tq. really need that book because want to check my coins n banknote.

Jack Hoo said...

You can get it directly from Trigometric Sdn Bhd. Visit their website at www.3833.com or they can be reached 603-79579566.