Kelantan "Joo Kee Sin Yong" Private Monetary Jokoh 1305 A.H. (1887/8)
Rarity: RRR/SS32 (a)
Obverse: In Chinese "Joo Kee Sin Yong", (Joo Kee Trust).ca. 1880s, tin/lead jokoh (12.63g),Prid-143. ,Countermarked S I M, In Chinese "Gong Si" and Spanish LIBERTAD
Reverse : In Jawi similar to SS-32 but different Malay legend "Kelantan joki sinjar (da'im?)."  ( Kelantan Joo Kee Sin Yong)?

Condition:VF, RRR.

This rare Kelantan Jokoh was listed in Stephen Album Auction No.22 0n 14/15-5-2015 with an
estimated value of US$250 - 350. But as on 15-5-2015, the Opening Bid is US$700.

This Jokoh was probably issued by a Kapitan China (Chinese Headman) from Terengganu who may have exercised some form of authority in Kelantan.

Other than the above Jokoh, there was an other variety of " Joo Kee  Sin Yong" Jokoh with the reverse inscription in Jawi " Ini pakai di Kemasin sanat 1300". (This is for use in Kemasin Year 1305 A.H.=1887/88).Cpuntermarked " S T " and in Chinese" Kongsi" (S T Company. " LIBERTAD" incused below.

Kemasin is a fishing village in Kelantan close to the border of Terengganu.

It was priced at RM450 in the revised Price Guide published in 1997 by Master Saran Singh Book "The Encyslopaedia of THE COINS OF MALAYSIA SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI 1400-1967".

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.
RM58 per album. COD at :
Dickson Niew Collection Shop at Subang Jaya.
No.58, Jalan SS14/2, SS14, Subang Jaya, 47500, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +6 017 9796337.


Post a Comment