SARAN SINGH. Numismatist / Author (II)


Mr.Saran Singh.

                                         1976                   1996                   2003
The Patron and Malaysia Numismatic Society Members at Akhbar Restaurant ,
Kuala Lumpur on 27th March 1971.
Standing (Left to Right):
Shahrun bin Yub (Honorary Member),
Mohd Kassim bin Haji Ali (Committee Member),
Dr Fritjof Korn ( Committee Member),
Sim Ewe Eong (President),
Yang Berhormat Datuk Amar Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud (Patron),
H.Ottevanger (Vice President-partly hidden),
Tony Lye Fong Nge (Committee Member),
M.L.A. Rashid (HonoraryTreasurer),
Saran Singh (Honorary Secretary),
A.W.O’Brien (Committee Member ),
Yee Yue Phang (Committee Member),
Captain T.L.Craze (Committee Member),
Phun Kong Lim (Honorary Auditor),
B.P.Campbell (member) and
William B.Shaw (Honorary Member)

                                    Malaysia Numismatic Society Management Committee 1988 – 1990
Seated (Left to Right):
Cheok Yeow Kwang (Hon. Secretary),
Mohd Kassim bin Haji Ali (1st Vice President),
Sim Ewe Eong (President),
Saran Singh (2nd Vice President), 
Tan Tai Seng (Treasurer)
Standing (Left to Right):
S.Anthony (Auditor),
Lawrence De Souza (Comm. Member), 
Tony Au Yin Hoong (Comm. Member),
Ishar bin Abdul Latiff (Comm.Member),
Tony Lye Fong Nge (Comm. Member),
Haji Hanapi bin Haji Rasol (Comm. Member),
Bob Chew Tat Chye (Auditor)

Mr.Saran Singh with his wife, Amarjit Kaur, at the Central Market, Kuala Lumpur–April 1987. Saran held an exhibition on the coins of the Sikhs from Punjab for one week on the occasion of Vasakhi – The birth of the Khalsa Panth (Sikh Brotherhood), which also coincides as the Sikh new  year). This event was organized by The Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia and the focus was on Sikh history and culture.

The late Jerome H. Remick, Numismatic Consultant and author of several books (including co-author of “The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 – 1971) with Saran Singh in Quebec, Canada - November 1976.

Mr.Saran Singh with the late Major Fred Pridmore, Author and Researcher, one of the leading authority on early Malay and British Colonial Coinage of the World, in London, U.K. -December 1976.

Mr.Saran Singh receiving the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.) award from His Majesty D.Y.M.M., S.P.B Yang Di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Haji Ahmad
Shah, the Seventh Paramount Ruler (King) of Malaysia on   23rd June 1979.


Mr.Saran Singh with his wife Amarjit Kaur at the Istana Negara (National Palace), Kuala Lumpur - 23rd June 1979.

Mr.Saran Singh receiving the Ahli Mahkota Perak (A.M.P.) award from the Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah on  9th June 2007.

Mr.Saran Singh with his wife Amarjit Kaur at the Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar, Perak -  9th June 2007.

To Be continued.


  1. Hi Dickson,
    Yes, the Pictorial guide book to grading which is with us shows the earliest photograph of Mr. Saran like the one shown here.
    The only difference is that the blank and white photo here shows Mr. Saran looking to the left while the one in the book shows he is looking to the right.
    It will be great if we could get all his book listed here.
    Thank you so much, Dickson :)

  2. Hi Mr.Dickson,
    Sesuai dengan pengorbanan dan jasa beliau kepada Malaysia,bidang sains Numismatik khususnya. Selayaknya beliau menerima anugerah yg lebih tinggi sebagaimana dianugerah kepada ahli sukan dan hiburan.
    Dengan penglibatan yg begitu lama dibidang numismatik dan perbagai buku yg di tulis tentu beliau telah banyak memperkenalkan negara Malaysia kepada dunia disudut yang jarang diceburi oleh rakyat Malaysia ini.
    Terima kasih banyak-banyak Mr.Niew

  3. Dear whycollect,
    He left only a few copies intended for his children and grad children.
    Couple of his books are no more in circulation, you need to get them from other collectors if you are lucky!

  4. Dear depankanta,
    Memang betul kata kamu,beliau bukan saja berjasa dan terkenal di Malaysia,beliau juga dikenali rampai kolektor-kolektor antarabangsa!

  5. Hi Dickson.
    Send our thanks to Saran Singh for sharing his story. I had been the fan of his writing since I start blogging in 2008. Wish all his book will be republish by MNS in the near future. Its hard to find publication about Malaysia Numismatic compare to other country.

    When you told me that you want to write a blog, I feel glad that a sifu like you will add something for us to read. Wish you too will write your own book one day. Especially about Malaysia error coins, not everyone have the knowledge like yours.

    Keep on writing.

  6. Dear Lunaticg,
    I had conveyed your thanks and others to Mr.Saran Singh when we met today at Amcorp Mall. He promised to give me more numismatic articles written by him so that I can post them on my Blog to be shared by us.
    You are the one who inspired me to write Blog!
    Thank you very much and needed your guidance to better my Blog!