Thursday, December 14, 2006

Guide to Grading of Coins and Banknotes

Singh, Saran, Pictorial Guide to Grading of Malaysian Coins and Bank Notes, First Edition, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Numismatic Society, 1978, pp143 inc illustrations. Dust-jacket. As good as new. SOLD!

Bought in 1980 at a price of S$15.00 from MPH Bookshop at Stamford Road, this is an extremely useful and informative guide book about the grading of banknotes and coins. So far, I haven't come across any used copy of this title for sale in any of our local second-hand (used) bookstores. By the way, this book was sold to a bidder at Yahoo! Auctions Singapore in September 2005.

For your information, I had a chance to meet the author, a very knowledgeable numismatist who was then the Honorary Secretary of MNS, at a souvenir shop in Lucky Plaza at Orchard Road in September 1980. We shook hands and talked about coin and paper money collecting for about 15 minutes.

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