Siamese Porcelain GlamblingTokens.Part II

Siamese Chinese Gambling Token Bangkok period. Siamese/Chinese Porcelain Gambling Tokens ca. 1820 - 1875 Porcelain tokens also called “Pee” were used in Siam at Chinese-run gambling establishment’s also known as Chinese hongs. First they were used as gambling counters, but later, those tokens were widely accepted as small currency exchange within their districts. The use of the tokens was eventually forbidden by Siam's King Rama V in 1875. Still, the tokens remained in circulation for a long period of time and were still used well into the 20th century. Many different shapes (round, hexagon, octagon, oval, rhomb, triangle, square , rectangular, fruits shapes, star, other shapes etc.), materials (porcelain, clay, glass, tin, lead, silver, brass, bronze, copper etc.) and varieties were made; perhaps as many as 8,000 to 10,000 different designs were issued.

These are the Mr.Chris's collections,he collected as many as 5,000 pieces.

He contacted me after visited my Blog on,He was a MNS member and I am glad that he allowed me to post his collections on my Blog.
Siamese Porcelain Token Collection 1
Price:Eur.1199.00,(101 pieces)

(To be continued.)


  1. Wow, beautiful pees.
    Many not seen before.
    Thanks for sharing Mr. Christian's fabulous collection with us.
    Cheers :)

  2. While having lunch with Saran Singh last Sunday, he told me he met Mr Wong Hon Sum in your presence last Sunday morning at Amcorp Mall.

    I have always wanted to meet this gentleman myself. I have a copy of his book.

  3. Dear whycollect,
    I hope he will post me all pictures of his Siamese Porcelain Tokens for us to share in due time,he is very generous!

  4. Dear malayastraitsbanknotes,
    No worry,I promised in his next visit to KL,I will arrange time for you to meet him.
    Last Sunday,Mr.Wong has to rush to KLIA to catch the next flight to Singapore.