Siamese Porcelain GlamblingTokens.

They were about 890 different kinds of Siamese Porcelain Glambling tokens were known to exist.Sincere they were so generally  accepted for circulation,gradually a large number of imitations were thrown into circulation.

The genuine gambling tokens.

Gambling Token.Obverse.
(Tan Tai Seng Collection)

Gambling Token.Reverse.
(Tan Tai Seng Collection)

The Counterfeits Gambling Tokens.Obverse.
The Counterfeits Gambling Tokens.Reverse.

They are in varied colours,materials and shapes.The circular or round pieces predominate,while stars,cash,ovals,lonzenges,gourds,leaves,door-tablets,butterflies,bats and fishes,are also to met with.
Here are the specimens of Siamese Porcelain And Other Tokens by H.A.Ramsden,F.R.N.S. President of the Yokohama Numismatic Sociaty.Published in JUN KOBAYAGAWA CO.,NUMISMATIC & PHILATELIC PUBLISHERS,YOKOHAMA,JAPAN.A collection of the library of Malaysia Numismatic Society (MNS).


  1. Hi Dickson,
    Many of these pees with various shapes are really interesting.
    They are so varied that at times, we are just wondering whether any collector has a complete collection of these porcelain tokens.
    Haha, reminds us of the Chinese collectors of Mao pins and badges.
    Thanks a lot for sharing, Dickson :)

  2. Dear whycollect'
    Welcome!Talking about the Mao pins and badges,I think I do have some.Are they related to numismatic?

  3. Hi Dickson,
    About the Mao pins and badges!
    Guess they are not numismatic items.
    Phew, collecting these items can be extremely addictive.
    Haha, its was a blessing in disguise when lots of fakes surfaced, so much so we were forced to stop hunting for them when differentiating faked and genuine ones became difficult.
    Wonder any expert who knows about these collectibles in our country?
    Arg, with our extremely limited knowledge on these items, except they were collected earlier when fakes were not so rampant, we really hope to find some one who can help us.
    Thanks a lot, Dickson.
    Cheers :)

  4. I got to ask my brother when was his first trip to China.Hope he collected the official issues.
    Happy week end,whycollect!