Terengganu Tin Jokoh (1895).

Terengganu Tin Jokoh is a private monetary token , issued during reign of Sultan Zainal al Abidin III (1881-1918) by various Chinese Kongsi.

Terengganu Tin Jokoh 1895 (SS 38). 

Dickson Niew Collection. Obverse.
Obverse: Within an ornamental border and a circle of dots the Chinese characters "Hiap Hin Kongsi" (Hiap Hin Company). The edge is counterstamped with the Chinese character "Chi" (Auspicious).

Dickson Niew Collection. Reverse.
Reverse: In Jawi,  “Ini Juru Bahasa Punya” (This is the Interpreters) within an ornament ring of stars. Two countermarks in Chinese "Kongsi on the left and "Hiap Hin" on the right. On some specimens the position of the counterstamps is transposed. An anti forgery wire is incorporated into the coin surface.

Edge: Plain.
Weight : 8.06gm.
Diameter : 32mm. Square central hole.
Composition :Tin 

Note: (a) The above Jokoh was issued by Sultan's Juru Bahasa (Chinese Interpreter) in lie of salary.
          (b) A piece of the above Jokoh without any counterstamp on the obverse and reverse has been seen.    This indicates that these counterstamps were made after the Jokoh were cast.



  1. Hi Dickson,
    Got a specimen many years ago but not as high grade as yours here.
    Loving it since because it is our only tin 'countermarked' coin, haha.
    Thanks a lot, Dickson ;)

  2. Hi whycollect,
    I bought this Jokoh tin coin from a Dr.who is a very serious collector.His collection in Malay States Tin Cash mostly are still in about mint condition!

  3. Hi Dickson,
    Wow, really not easy to get these coins in mint condition considering pewter is quite soft.
    Would be an eye-opener to us if you could persuade him to share some of his great collections in your blog.
    Thanks again, Dickson :)

  4. Hi whycollect,
    I promised I will do my lever best!