MALAYSIA COIN STORY:HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE THE COUNTERFEIT TIN MONIES

How To Detect A Counterfeit Tin Coin?


Here are some tips that l was taught by my sifu-sifu of how to differentiate the counterfeit tin coins like the Malacca-Portuguese tin coins,Johore-Katuns,Terengganu-Keping or Pitis and Jokoh,Perak-tin Ingots,animal currency,pitis,jokoh;Pahang-Tampang;Kelantan-Keping,Jokoh,Pohon Pitis,Pitis,Petani-Kelantan Pitis or Keping,Kedah-Tra tin coinages etc.
Malaysia Counterfeit Tin coinage:
Their appearance generally rather round, with pimplish or small blisters surface.These items are usually whitish in colour.Mostly found in high grades with light corrosion.When you use your finger nail to scratch the rim or the edge of the coin,if it nips easily and show a whitish spot,it is because of the lead composition.
These coins are soft and can be bend easily.








Malay Tin Monies

 As for the Perak -Tin Ingots and Pahang -Tin Tampang,the counterfeits or replica pieces are heavier then the genuine Ingot or Tampang,because the tin metal will become lighter due to aging and oxidation.







2 comments:

  1. hey there, i did happen to swung by several of those coins ye had in your sample pictures. do u hav further info on the first 2 rounded-hole coins? like names & ranging dates, lol.

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  2. Dear Captainbd,
    Will come back to you ASAP!

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