Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
This is the most unique bougainvillea bonsai tree. Age of more than 30 years. Is unique because there are two trunks in a tree. The overall shape of this tree is very interesting and unique. I never see any of this kind of shape. How is it formed? Ask this tree? There are bonsai enthusiasts that offers an attractive price, but I still have not decided to sell. Only a few of my friends who have seen this tree and it never compete in any of bonsai competition.
Friday, March 11, 2011
There is nothing interesting about this RM1.00. A friend of mine presented it to me 2 weeks ago from his sale of food bought by a boy, since he knows that I love collecting coins and notes. The condition of the note is good, only one fold at the centre. This series of Tan Sri Dato' Jaffar Hussein was last issued in 1989 before the series of gold coin of RM1.00 issued. 22 years have passed and still circulating. Since then, he never met the boy.
I like numbers, but I do not buy magnum, sports toto or whatsoever. The two banknotes above, I got it in circulation. What is interesting about both are the prefix numbers. The first one is ascending and the second prefix is rescinding, but there are other beautiful numbers out there which belong to some of you.
A few months ago, I was cleaning my son's room and found some 'ang pow' packet. Before I throw, I checked whether or not there is money in it and as I guessed, I found this fancy number of RM1.00. Looked more closely, a small error like a dot on the top right of the obverse note. I could only smile and told my son, I will keep it.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Die clashed is formed when one die strike the other die without the planchet between it. The effect of the strike leaves some of the details of the die on the obverse die and some of the details of the reverse die on the obverse die. Here, we can see the image some of the reverse coin details on the obverse coin.
Like most machines, it is like the lubricant that acts as a lubricant to facilitate the journey of an engine to reduce friction. In this case, the grease flow to the surface of the coin die and eventually plugging up the number '20 ',' S 'and' E '. Then, when the coin is struck to the die surface of the blank planchet, the number '20 ',' S 'and' E ' were not fully transferred to the surface of the coin. This type of error is called struck through grease filled die or filled die error.
Struck through grease filled die occurs quite often and common.It is more exciting in interesting place of which changing the meaning of an important motto on the coin. Sometimes, whole words get obliterated because of a filled die.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
missing milled edge
20 cent 1988 with milled edge. Diameter 23.50mm
20 cent 1979 missing milled edge. Diameter 23.50mm
I did read in internet on missing edge lettering of US Presidential Dollar coins but I never found any of Malaysian 50 cent missing edge lettering, but some how rather I found this beautiful missing milled edge. I've gone through all corners of this coin and did not find any human made error. Further more, the diameter is same as the rest of the milled edge. What say you guys..?