Telephone Brass Token.  

This morning,after sending my lovely wife to airport,l went to visit my favorite place for breakfast.The Teo Chew style of Char Koey Tiaw of Jalan Sultan.(KL  China Town)

After my breakfast,l walked across the street and entered into a back lane "Pasar Karat",also called "Ghostly Back Lane",full of street traders operate without valid licence.They display their merchandise on the floor that only the god knows who were their suppliers.

Besides the coins and banknotes, I also collect telephone tokens.
I found my second piece of Italian telephone copper token with different mint mark!

Italian Telephone Copper Token.
(Dickson Niew Collection)
Italian Telephone Copper Token.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

Emilio Senesi Medaglie
  The token show above, dated "7912", it was used in December,1979.



  1. Wow, lucky you, Dickson.
    And this specimen seems to be in better condition too.
    May luck be with you again.
    Thanks a lot for sharing :)

  2. Hi Mr Dickson,
    Memang bertuah orang Lembah Kelang,sambil berjalan-jalan saja dapat koleksi yg berharga..haha
    Tidak banyak koleksi token yg dipamirkan oleh blogger lain,mungkin di Malaysia ianya tidak begitu popular penggunaannya..
    Terima kasih banyak2 utk perkongsian ini Mr Niew...

  3. Dear whycollect,
    Is not luck whycollect,is because I am paying attention to look for it,this token has been lying there for months and no body seems to pick them up.I even met a dealer who gave me a piece 10 cents of split planchet before strike errors,a 5 cents planchet and a piece of 20 cents toy plastic coin FREE! He knows I am a weird guy only interested on not normal coins!Haha!I met him again today in MNS Auction,in return and a token of appreciation,I gave him few pieces of Copper Token-Duit Ayam!He can sell those !

  4. Depankanta,
    Saya bertuah kerana orang lain junpa token ini pun tak minat,tak tau apo benda ini!Baru-baru ini saya terbaca satu coin magazine baru saya tahu asal usulnya,jadi saya pun mula Treasure Hunt saya cari token telephone ini.
    Saya masih boleh dapat Free atau bayar RM3 hingga RM5 untuk satu.Dalam internet,mereka jual hingga USD20.Pernah juga terbit satu catalouge Telephone tokens di US!