Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
There was a shortage of Silver coins during the First World War Years(1914-18) owning to the Silver becoming intrinsically worth more than their face value. People started to hoard these coins and subsequently melt them down for disposal as bullion.
As a temporary and remedial measure, an ordinance was passed on the 1st October 1917, providing for the issue of low denominational cuurency notes of 5, 10, 25 & 50 cents value.
However, a Government Gazzette of 5th October 1917 announced the intention to issue two values - 10 & 25 cents.
The 25 cents notes were then issued in January 1918 and apparently the decorative background has two different colours, Orange or Yellow. I happened to be in possession of the Yellow variety, anyone care to comment on their varieties?
(Certain extracts from Coins and Coinages, F.Pridmore)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Notice any difference between the two notes, except for the prefix and serial numbers.
- The colour of the printings.
- The 1919 numerals.
According to a Malaysian reference book published in the 70s, all 10c banknotes signed by the Ag. Treasurer A.M. Pountney, are Dark Red with green pattern prints and when signed by the Treasurer A.M. Pountney, are Bright red (Pink according to F. Pridmore) with green pattern.
In this instance, even the one signed by the Treasurer is Dark Red with green pattern prints
Another interesting point is the 1919 year numerals, the numeral 9 of darker series is of a different font from the lighter series.