This year seems to be a busy year for publication of Malaysian banknote and coin catalogue. Through the recent information collected, it is observed that there are at least three new publications have been released to the market. Collector now has more choices to make reference on their collection with the new guide books make available to them.
One of the pioneer in Malaysian banknote and coin catalogue, Mr. Steven Tan, has released the 19th Edition of "Standard Catalogue of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Coin and Paper Money" middle of the year. This catalogue consists of 318 pages of color and quality printing that illustrate the Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei banknotes and coins started from 1845 to 2010. The catalogue provides information such as new pricing, issue year, banknotes size and coins mintage for collector reference.
Mr. KN Boon has also released its new guide book through his latest publication of the 5th Edition of "Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Banknotes and Coins". This guide book give a complete educational reference for Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore banknotes and coins that cover from 1786 to September 2010. The guide book has a total of 453 pages compare to 437 pages in its 4th edition.
Another famous author in banknote and coin guide book, Mr. Peter Eu and Mr. Ben Chiew have join the battle by introducing their 1st publication of "Malaysia Banknotes and Coins 2010". This newly introduced catalogue consists of 153 pages with colourful images of Malaysian banknotes and coins. It provides information on circulation and commemorative banknotes and coins with reference prices.
I am a guide book collector. I love collecting them because they provide valuable information and current update on my collection. I surely will want to grab all the above guide books. I will share with you my review of these guide books once they are on my bookshelf.