Malaysia Parliament Series 1968 Plated One Cent Coin .
In the Steven Tan's 21st Edition Catalogue , the new "The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money", One Cent dated 1979 minted as Mint Error on a Nickel planchet , only two pieces known to exist was rated as "RRR".
In his 20th Edition, this 1979 Nickel Cent coin was priced at RM3,000 for an uncirculated (UNC) in condition and priced at RM4,500 for a piece in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition.

This attractive valued has prompted many caveat emptors try to forge this 1979 Cent. The most common way to forge is to plate the 1979 Cent with zinc so that it looks like a nickel coin.

One way to check the authenticity of this coin is the weight, the normal weight of a Copper-Clad Steel Cent is 1.74 gram. Anything more than the normal weight is questionable.

In this case the 1968 Cent coin exhibited in my post has a weight of 2.01 gram (Normal is 1.94 gram). To further proof its genuineness, you can make a small scratch at its rim. If the scratched spot shows a brown based metal, you can be sure that it is a forge copy. Another scientific way is to send the coin for laboratory test.

For those who are interested and intended to bid in the Collectibles Auction Asia (CAA)  auction, please collect a copy of the:
Collectibles Auction Asia Coins & Banknotes Auction. 4 / 2014
at Dickson Niew Collection at No.58, Jalan SS14/2, SS14, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


The 21st Edition of The Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money catalogue will be sold at Recommended Selling Price (RSP) of RM93.00. (US$29.00).
Every Steven Tan's Catalogue sold at Dickson Niew Collection Shop will be autographed by Mr. Steven Tan (PNM) himself.

You may get your COPY
At: Dickson Niew Collection at Subang Jaya
No.58, Jalan SS14/2, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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