Sunday, September 7, 2014

Time Capsule Malaysia-1966 Trial Coin

A set of 10 pieces unissued, unrecorded uniface Animal Series Trial Pattern coins intended for general circulation in 1967 will be featured in the documentary titled “Time Capsule Malaysia” which would be screened every Sunday at 9pm on Astro History Channel (ASTRO Ch. 555 & 575HD) starting from Sept 14. The historic coin will be featured in Episode 4 scheduled to be aired on Sunday,21 Sept, 2014 - 21:30.

Time Capsule Malaysia

Congratulations to Sifu Dickson Niew because he will be involved with the episode 4. He will tell the story why the coins that supposed to be the 1st Malaysia circulation coins cannot be minted and used. A video clips about a contestants who participate in a Malaysia coin design contest in 1966 receiving their gifts might be aired too. I wish we can also see all the participating coin designs for that contest in the programme. It will be a rare piece of information even for a Malaysia coin collectors since we rarely see any of our national TV or newspaper sharing Malaysia coin designer pictures or videos.

The 10 pieces Animal Series Trial Pattern coins are rare piece for Malaysian collectors. Even Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum, don't have a single piece from that Trial Pattern coins displayed in their Museum.

1 Sen.Obverse.Probocis Monkey.
1 Sen.Obverse.Cattle Egret Bird.
5 Sen.Obverse.Elephant Ant-eater.
10 Sen.Obverse.Armadillo.
20 Sen.Obverse.Mouse deer with tall lallang background.
20 Sen.Obverse.Mouse deer with hill and lallang background (improve version).
20 Sen.Obverse.Mouse deer on the hill.
50 Sen.Obverse.Peacock.
10 Sen.Reverse.1967 Double-hibiscus Rosettes same as current issue.
10 Sen.Reverse.1967 Single-hibiscus Rosettes.

You can read more about the coins stories and pictures at Dickson Niew blog post; Malaysia unissued pattern coins.

Time Capsule Malaysia will be hosted by Razif Hashim that takes a visual look at Malaysia from the 1940’s to the 1980’s. Their main focus are the untold history or history of Malaysia that was unknown to many Malaysian. It is screened in conjunction with Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day with the purpose of educating and motivating Malaysian, to feel good about their past and to reflect it in current situations, think about the present and take some pride in what the documentary are going to show to them.

Here are the episodes and their upcoming airings:

Episode 1:
TIME CAPSULE MALAYSIA looks at Malaysian public transport – then and now, what makes a skyscraper a skyscraper and how the king of fruits came to the aid of Malaysia’s national defence.
SUNDAY,14 SEP, 2014 - 21:00
MONDAY,15 SEP, 2014 - 00:00
MONDAY,15 SEP, 2014 - 10:00
MONDAY,15 SEP, 2014 - 16:00
WEDNESDAY,17 SEP, 2014 - 23:00
THURSDAY,18 SEP, 2014 - 02:00

Episode 2:
Host Razif Hashim explores a hairstyle from Malaysia’s past, a remarkable display of 1960s communal spirit, and Malaysian heroes.
SUNDAY,14 SEP, 2014 - 21:30
MONDAY,15 SEP, 2014 - 00:30
MONDAY,15 SEP, 2014 - 10:30
MONDAY,15 SEP, 2014 - 16:30
WEDNESDAY,17 SEP, 2014 - 23:30
THURSDAY,18 SEP, 2014 - 02:30

Episode 3:
TIME CAPSULE MALAYSIA explores important points of etiquette, when going to the cinema was the only entertainment we had, and the nine lives of a fellow named Zainal.
SUNDAY,21 SEP, 2014 - 21:00
MONDAY,22 SEP, 2014 - 00:00
MONDAY,22 SEP, 2014 - 10:00
MONDAY,22 SEP, 2014 - 16:00
WEDNESDAY,24 SEP, 2014 - 23:00
THURSDAY,25 SEP, 2014 - 02:00

Episode 4:
Host Razif Hashim finds out the secret behind the success of one of Malaysia’s greatest sports champions, looks at a unique set of Malaysian coins, and a weapon that helped preserve Malaysia’s sovereignty.
SUNDAY,21 SEP, 2014 - 21:30
MONDAY,22 SEP, 2014 - 00:30
MONDAY,22 SEP, 2014 - 10:30
MONDAY,22 SEP, 2014 - 16:30
WEDNESDAY,24 SEP, 2014 - 23:30
THURSDAY,25 SEP, 2014 - 02:30

Episode 5:
TIME CAPSULE MALAYSIA reveals some interesting cultural gifts from America, how our traditional wayang kulit moved to the 'dark side', and a time when we raced on public roads and loved it.
SUNDAY,28 SEP, 2014 - 21:00
MONDAY,29 SEP, 2014 - 00:00
MONDAY,29 SEP, 2014 - 10:00
MONDAY,29 SEP, 2014 - 16:00

Episode 6:
In this final episode, host Razif Hashim explores what constituted a good diet in the 1960s, how a once deadly killer no longer threatens Malaysians, and how small people became basketball superstars.
SUNDAY,28 SEP, 2014 - 21:30
MONDAY,29 SEP, 2014 - 00:30
MONDAY,29 SEP, 2014 - 10:30
MONDAY,29 SEP, 2014 - 16:30

You can read more about Time Capsule Malaysia Documentary at History Channel Asia website: Time Capsule Malaysia