On 22 September 2016, Master Sifu Steven Tan latest catalogue, Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money 22nd edition has been released by International Stamp & Coin Sdn Bhd. The standard reference for Malaysia coins and banknotes have a lots of improvements since the last edition.
Most of our readers thought the book cover making them remembered the Disco era in the 70's. During that era, which began in the mid-'70s, it encouraged a whole generation to dance and party.
In my opinion, the book cover is just a message to everyone to chill out and relax since the market price for Malaysia numismatic collection has been dropping tremendously. Keep on collecting within your budget and share knowledge and information to everyone.
Many readers also ask me, is this the last book by Steven Tan for Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money? International Stamp & Coin Sdn Bhd recently has announced their Stamp Catalogue for this year will be the last one publish by the company. We can just hope it will not be the last book by Steven Tan.
Is it a coincidence that this Steven Tan 22nd edition book released on 22 September 2016?
In the latest edition book, two new sections has been added, Malaysia Genting Game Token. 4 pages of the Genting tokens has been added in the book from 1974 until 1997, 16 tokens in total.
Malaya Petrol coupons has been added with coupons from 1941 until 1950. Congratulations to some of my friends who have been waiting patiently for Malaya Petrol coupons to be added in Steven Tan Book.
New coins added in this book are in full color instead of the plain black & white photo for coins from the old catalogue, the B&W coin photos are still there, only new coins in full color.
Variety "b" &"d" has been added for Malaya 20 cents banknote.
The total number of pages for the new book are approximately 432 pages compare to Steven Tan 21st edition book, approximately 369 pages. The new 63 pages including:
- 5 new pages for Brunei Banknotes, all of them is for Brunei essay, trial and proof banknotes.
- 2 new pages for Sarawak Banknotes, Sarawak 1929 color trial set and a set of unissue proof.
- 3 new pages for Straits Settlements banknotes, 1924 & 1929 Archival Photographic Designs.
- 1 new page for Malaya banknotes, 1949 & 1952 Archival Photographic Designs.
- 2 new pages for Malaya & British Borneo banknotes, 1952 & 1958 Archival Photographic Designs.
- 5 new pages for Central Bank of Malaya; Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo & Bank Negara Melayu Raya Archival Photographic Designs.
- 3 new pages for Bank Negara essay, trial and proof banknotes.
- 7 new pages for Singapore Banknotes, all of them is for new Singapore SG50 banknotes, essay, trial and proof banknotes.
- 4 new pages for Rubber export coupons. B.L. & P. has been written as Brunei, Labuan & Perlis. Some new varieties and Specimen coupons.
- 9 new pages for new section, Malaya Petrol coupons.
- 1 new page for Malaysia 1966 trial pattern coins.
- 5 new pages in full color for Malaysia new commerative coins (including the latest, 100 years Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia).
- 4 new pages in full color for Malaysia Genting Game Token.
You can buy this book directly from Master Sifu Steven Tan shop, International Stamp & Coin (isc):
International Stamps & Coin Sdn Bhd
Address: 2.4 & 2.5, 2nd Floor, Pertama Shopping Complex,
Jln Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Tel: +603-2692 6373, +603-26983781, +603-26926117
E-mail: isc_mal[at]streamyx.com, isc.mal[at]gmail.com
You can also contact them via email for purchase by mail for international and west Malaysia buyer. The selling price is RM98. You might need to add postage & packaging charges for mail buyer.
You can also buy this book at coin dealer near you after the released date, a list of available coin dealer can be found in here; Malaysia coin dealer.