2010 also marked the 50th anniversary of International Stamp & Coin Sdn. Bhd. The Standard Catalogue of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei coin and Paper Money 19th edition come together with the 1st edition that has been publish in 1960. 19th edition of Steven Tan Standard Catalogue is in full colour with 318+ pages. The soft cover book price at RM78 and the hard cover book will be RM98. You can find the soft cover book at any coin dealer near you but the hard cover will only be sold at their shop in Pertama Complex. Around 4,000 copies printed for soft cover and 700 copies printed for hard cover. You can also buy the books by calling International Stamp & Coin. They will send the book using mail courier and extra RM7 charges is apply. Payment is via bank in or cheque.
I haven't finish studying the whole book yet but I can see some of the minted 2010 coins in this book. Maybe that when they started to prepare for this books. Looking at the famous Malaysia coins 1971 10 sen, the price is not far from the market value RM200 for Uncirculated. The price for Uncirculated one ringgit signed by Ali Abul also at the Market price of RM1,800. Beside the normal new commemorative or circulation coin and banknote, new items also included in this book are The Government of Sarawak Liberation Note and Malaya Board of Commisioners of Currency Hand Executed Essay (c.1937). Both item listed in Spink Catalogue in 2009.
There is no error coins for Malaysia bunga raya recorded in this book. Even though some of the collector in Malaysia busy looking for them. I am not sure if some of you knew anything about it. Overall, this book is almost the same as the 2007 book but with the new market price. What I can see is more advertisement in this book. almost 100 pages of them altogether. To anyone of you who still don't own it, buy them. It a must if you called yourself as a coin collector for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei coins. You can try go to Steven Tan shop, if you get lucky like me. You might can get his personal autograph.
Thank you Mr. Steven Tan for 50 years of service to Malaysia Numismatic.