Do you knew what happened in the recent MNS Auction No.160 which had been concluded on 29 June 2014. Saran Singh Book, The Encyclopedia of the coins of Malaysia Singapore and Brunei 1400-1967, hold the record for the most expensive Malaysia Numismatic Book sold in auction. With only 850 copies printed, the book is one of the rare items that Malaysian numismatist must collect. The Auction held by Malaysia Numismatic Society at Jabatan Museum Malaysia, Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur.
Books are the most sought after items by collectors that day. All books listed in the auction were sold, some with a very high price.Lot 25: The Life and Times of King George Vi 1895-1952 (Odhams Press Ltd Long Acre London). sold=RM380
Lot 26: The Life and Times of King George Vi 1895-1952 (A Colorgravare Publication). sold=RM350
Lot 29: Syiling Emas Negeri Kelantan. sold=RM30
Lot 30: The Legendary Kijang. sold=RM45
Lot 31: Dinar Emas-Sejarah dan aplikasi semasa. sold=RM70
Lot 127: Malaysia Numismatic Society 21st Anniversary SAGA 1968-1989. sold=RM200
Lot 128: Malaysia Numismatic Society 30th Anniversary 1968-1998. sold=RM110
Lot 129: Malaysia Numismatic Society 100th Auction Catalogue, Kuching, Sarawak-30th July 1995 with souvenier key chain. sold RM110
Lot 220: Saran Singh Book, The Encyclopedia of the coins of Malaysia Singapore and Brunei 1400-1967. sold=RM1500
A small tin coin lots in the auction make it into the limelight when a few bidders join the auction for the lots. All 7 lots of the tin coins were bidded above their reserved price. A piece of Kedah Tin Ring (SS20d) in lot 44 sold for RM180, sold higher than it reserve price of RM40.Lot 39: Terengganu keping or pitis 'Malik Al Adil' (SS28). Sold=RM100
Lot 40: Terengganu keping or pitis 'Kali Malik Al Adil' (SS33a). Sold=RM120
Lot 41: Terengganu keping or pitis 'Kali Malik Al Adil' (SS33). Sold=RM100
Lot 42: Kelantan keping or pitis 'Adim Mulkahu Belanjaan Kerajaan Kelantan' (SS24). Sold=RM80
Lot 43: Kelantan keping or pitis 'Adim Mulkahu Belanjaan Kerajaan Kelantan' (SS14). Sold=RM110
Lot 44: Kedah Tin Ring (SS20d). Sold=RM180
Lot 45: Melaka Jokoh 'Huang Song Tong Bao'. Sold=RM100
I came to the auction hoping that I can catch a new record for Malaysia most expensive coin made in the auction but it ain't happening. Some of the Malaysia coins that I think can get a high price in the auction sold at a very moderate price. A 1 sen 1970 in Uncirculated condition only sold for RM350. A lot of graded Malaysia coins were unsold in the auction including the 10 sen 1971 variety 1 graded NGC MS61.
A 16 pieces Malaysia 50 cents Parliament series in UNC-BU condition were sold for RM950. For non collectors who own a 50 sen berparit, a set of 3 pieces 50 sen 1967, 1968 and 1969 security edge sold for RM55. That price is high enough for a normal coins like that. You can read more info about it in my post; information about 50 sen 1967, 1968 and 1969.
For Malaya coin collectors, 2 lot of the coins were sold RM1000 a lot. Lot 67 with 26 pieces Malaya King George Vi coins sold for RM1000 (reserve price RM500) and Lot 68 with 37 pieces Malaya & British Borneo Queen Elizabeth II coins sold for RM1000 (reserve price RM550). All coins are in Very Fine until Uncirculated condition.
For a details list and results, you can visit sifu Dickson Niew blog post: Result of MNS Auction 160.
For more videos of the auction, you can visit my Malaysia coin account in Youtube; Youtube Malaysia Coin.