Tin Jokoh Of Terengganu 1907 "Teck Soon Kongsi" With Red Paint Dots.
Rarity: Scare/SS44A
Jokoh Trengganu is a private monetary tokens.Trengganu Sultan permitted the Chinese Kaptans (chinese headman) to start issuing monetary tokens which were called JOKOH around 1877 for use in their gambling dens and areas under their jurisdiction. These Jokoh were legal tender in the capital and nearby areas. The Jokoh were made of tin or pewter and were based on the familiar cash coins of China; a circular coin with a square central hole.The acceptance of these Jokoh by the general public depended upon widespread confidence in the ability of the issuers to redeem them with silver dollars when required.

The word Jokoh is derived from the Malay word "Jongkong" which refers to a hollowed out boat but in this context referred to the central hole in the Jokoh. Some of the Jokoh imitate the words found on the Chinese cash. The Jokoh also had Jawi inscriptions on them so as to enable the Malays to recognize the issuer. Some of the Jokoh have a thin wire or other metal impressed in the flan while others occur with several countermarks. This was inserted the issuer to prevent forgery.
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The "Red Paint Dot" found on the obverse and reverse of the Jokoh is a symbol of happiness, joyful, prosperous, worship, wealthy, longevity. It was used during the important ceremonies like weddings, birth of children, birthday celebration, New Year, divine service, worship to god prayers etc.
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Within a circle of dots in Chinese Teck Soon Kongsi ( De Shun Gong Si, Teck Soon Company) and Peng Ngo (cyclical year 1907). A "red paint dot" at 12.00 o'clock position.

Reverse: Within a circle of dots in Jawi Sin and Hee (issuer's name Sin Hee) above and below the hole. To the left and right of the central hole are the lions rampant without holding a trident in the paws of the lion that similar to SS43. A "red paint dot" at 6.00 o'clock position.

Diameter: 32.mm

Edge: Plain

Weight: 7.3 g

State of Terengganu (1725-1967) - one of the Malaysia peninsula sultanats. Coin is a private monetary token (jokoh), issued during reign of Sultan Zainal al Abidin III (1881-1918).
Description from The Encylopaedia of The Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, 1400-1967, Saran Singh.

Tin Coin Album for sale.
Hard Cover. Size: 60 Coins. Export Quality
H:28cm X W:21.2cm X T:2.3cm
1 page X 12 coins X 5 pages.
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