In Memoriam Master Tan Tai Seng (1941-2016)

Wake at Gui Yuan Christian Columbarium, Room No.5.
Jalan 229, (Kampung Tunku), Seksyen 51a,47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
You may visit on 1-11-2016 (after 1.00pm).

Mr. Tan Tai Seng (Age:75), was born on 1941 in Segamat, Johor.

He started to collect coins at the age of 7 years old when he was given some pieces of British Penny in exchanged for his green coconuts by the British army in an army camp at Segamat, Johor in 1948, after the second World War. He starts to love this hobby.

During his school days, he used to visit two coin dealers at the main street of Segamat town.

After school, he went to Kuala Lumpur and started to work as a general clerk in an audit department with the Government. He joined the Malaysia Numismatic Society in his early 20’s. He served as the treasurer of Malaysia Numismatic Society for more than 35 years.

Mr.Tan Tai Seng is a very senior collector on Malay States Sultanate coinages. He was in the same era with some of our late Tokoh Pakar Numismatik on Malay States Sultanate Coinages, they were En Ishak Latif , En.Hanapi, Mr. Tony Lye and the formal President of Malaysia Numismatic Society, Mr. E.E. Sim and Datuk Kasim.

In his 35 years of life as a part time trader in numismatic, he had traded more than 200 pieces of Malay States Gold Kupang, more than 30 pieces of Gold Mas of Malay States and countless of tin coins on his trips to Kuantan, Terengganu & Kelantan.

He sold most of his rare pieces of Malay States Sultanate coins to our Museum of Bank Negara Malaysia. The former curator of MAG Cik Idarina had confirmed to me.

Mr. Tan Tai Seng is also a Pakar Numismatik Malaysia (PKM) on Penang, Straits Settlements, British North Borneo, Malaya and Malaysia modern coinages. He was awarded of  "TOKOH NUMISMATIK MALAYSIA 2015" By Kelab Warisan Numismatik Malaysia last year.
I knew him for 9 years.My most respectful Malaysia numismatist, Master Tan Tai Seng ,you will be always fondly remembered by family, relatives, friends and fellow numismatists.
Our deepest and sincere condolence to his family for their loss which is deeply felt by us all.


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