MALAYA STRAITS SETTLEMENTS COINS WITH COUNTERMARKS

Malaya Straits Settlements Coins Countermarked With Chinese Words.


Malaya Straits Settlements Coins
"Shou Zhang"/"For Collection"
Countermarks.Obverse.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

These Malaya Straits Settlements Coins were countermarked by their owners with Chinese words "Shou Zhang" which means "For Collection" during the period of Japanese occupation (1941-1945).







Malaya Straits Settlements Coins
"Shou Zhang"/"For Collection"
Countermarks.Reverse.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

I hearsaid,during this period,if the Japanese army found out you are keeping British coins and banknotes,you will get an instant punishment--death!






Malaya Straits Settlements Coins.
1939."Shou Zhang" Countermarks.
Obverse.

Some smart towkays (rich businessman) thought of this "smart" method by countermarked their Malaya Straits Settlements Coins with Chinese wording "Shou Zhang" which means "For Collection". By doing so, thinking that if the Japanese army found these coins, they will tell them these coins are no longer in use,only keeping for their copper and silver value.
Is this true?

Malaya Straits Settlements Coins.
1939."Shou Zhang" Countermarks.
Reverse.





 






Chinese words "Shou Zhang" in full strokes.







  




29 comments:

  1. Wow, nice set of countermarks you have here, Dickson.
    What're the market values for these special coins?
    First time seeing this marks on small denominated coins.
    Very interesting indeed.
    Thanks a lot, Dickson :)

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    1. hi,

      Wonder have you got reply on the countermark on those coin yet?

      Regards

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  2. Dear Whycollect,
    I am yet to find out the market values of these coins.Now,I am still waiting for feed-backs from Mr.Wong Hon Sum from Singapore who is the pioneer in JIM notes and Malaya Japanese Invation numismatic and exonumia items.
    Will keep you inform for the updates.
    Happy week-end!

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  3. Hi Dickson,
    We suppose these are extremely rare items.
    So for us to collecting them is probably out of the question.
    But just curious how much are they worth in the market.
    Thanks a lot, Dickson.
    And a happy week end to you and family too :)

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  4. hebat btol syiling nih..kalau btol seperti yang mr. dickson katakan mengenai sejarah syiling ini..maka ianya adalh merupakan sejarah yg hebat tersembunyi disebalik kewujudan syiling ini...mmg terbaekkk mr. dickson punya koleksi...

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  5. Dear Koleksi Aku Punyer!!!,
    Tentang kesahihannya saya masih tunggu Sifu saya dari Singapore untuk dapat maklum balas yg lebih.
    Hari ini saya dapat sedikit lagi matlumat bahawa syiling-syiling ini terdapat di negeri Perak!

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  6. I have 3pcs One Dollar EDWARD VII Straits Settlements Silver coins date 1903,1907 & 1908,How do I know their value and how do I sell them? I inherited the three from my late grandfather.

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  7. Dear Sir,
    Your 3pcs of One Dollar EDWARD VII Straits Settlements Silver coins date 1903,1907 & 1908 if in very find(VF)condition,there are worth RM80.00 to RM100.00 each piece,,unless there are in Uncirculated condition,their prices can be doubled. You may take a close and sharp picture and email to me or bring them to me for a free authentication.

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  8. Queen Victoria strait settlements
    3/4 Cent Coin
    Year 1801
    fake????

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  9. Dear Anonymous,
    Queen Victoria strait settlements
    3/4 Cent Coin
    Year 1801 is a forgery coin! A casted forgery.

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  10. Hello Sir;
    Saya masih ada menyimpan duit syiling lama zaman Queen Victoria Straits Settlements 1899 1/4 sen, 1 sen zaman Malaya British Borneo,Strait Settlement lama dpd King George,Queen Victoria,King Edward,Queen Elizabeth ada kah ianya masih ada nilai di pasaran..t.you

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  11. Hi Sanawi Aman,
    Selamat berpuasa!
    Syiling-syiling yang Sanawi sebut masih ada nilainya,malahan kalau ia masih dalam keadaan UNC (tak pernah diedar),harganya boleh mencatat hingga ratus-ratus ringgit!

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  12. hello sir,
    Saya ada sekeping duit syiling Straits Settlements Silver coins half cent 1873 victoria Queen,berapakah nilainya sekarang dipasaran.
    Terima Kasih

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  13. Hi sir.
    I had 3 pieces of coin which I don't know the value in the market nowadays.
    Can you identify it for me ?

    1) george v king emperor , (back) straits settlements, 3/4 cent 1932
    2) george vi king emperor , (back) commissioners of currency malaya , 1 cent 1939
    3) queen elizabeth the second , (back) malaya and british borneo, 1 cent 1958

    very much appreciated for the info. tq

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  14. Hi alif al-hafiz,
    Item (1) "george v king emperor , (back) straits settlements, 3/4 cent 1932" is confirmed forgery.
    Item (2) & (3) I can't grade and value them with out looking at the grade of the coin.Sorry

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  15. Sya ada 1/4 thn 1801 brapa harga skarang??

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  16. Hi syahid hadzir,
    Syiling 1/4 cents tahun 1801 adalah duit palsu, masih boleh dapat di beli dari penjaja kakilima dengan harga RM10 sahaja.

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  17. hye mr Niew Dickson.
    sy mempunyai lebih 500kpg syiling straits settlements dr thn 1919 hingga 1940 dan beberapa keping syiling 1sen C Brooke (sarawak)1870.dan beberapa keping syiling Queen Victoria..mcm mane sy hendak menjual syiling2 ni dan boleh tafsirkn nilainya

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  18. saya juga mempunyai syiling2 ini yg melekat bersama2..adakah lebih baik saya pisahkan atau biarkan sebagaimana saya menjumpainya

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  19. Hi aman puchik,
    Sila rujuk kepada buku catalog tempatan seperti Catalog terbitan Steven Tan atau KN Boon serta baca muka surat yang ada tunjuk ajar cara grading

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  20. hi sir, i had 1 piece of coin george v1 king emperor, (back) commissioners of currency malaya, 3/4 cents 1932

    can u identify for me, very much appreciated.tq

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  21. Hi Nur Ain Ibrahim,
    Is a forgery coin, no such denomination issue.Many still available at kaki-lima for RM10.each.

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  22. Hi... is there anyone who had any detail on KGVI coins with the countermark on it???

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  23. Hi sifu,

    Today received 2 pcs of 1 cent year 1943 & 1945 kgvi with the mentioned countermarks . How rare are them ? What ia the current market value ? Thks and rgs Lee

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  24. Lee,
    Sorry, without holding and looking at the actual items, I wouldn't be able to give a accurate comments .Regards.

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  25. Will scan pictures for yr review, thks lee

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  26. Hii Sir,
    I want to ask you of old coins are in the collection of my family ..
    1 ) King George V , 1.2 cent year 1932
    2 ) Queen Victoria , 3/4 cent year 1824
    whether it has value to collectors of old coins ? and what is the price if sold ?

    thanks .

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  27. Hi amer aizat,
    I need to view the condition of the coin to determine the value. I suggest you to refer to Steven Tan Catalog.

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  28. Hi..sy ada coin 1cent British North Borneo 1907...adakah laku utk dijual?

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