Saturday, February 24, 2018

Trigometric Auction 7 live at liveauctioneers

Online bidding with LiveAuctioneers is now available for Trigometric Auction 7. Trigometric Auction 7 will be held on 15 March 2018 at Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya. 951 lots will be available for auction and everyone are invited to join the auction.

Trigometric Auction 7

Trigometric Auction 7 will be held at Serunai Suite, Level 1, East Wing, Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya, (P.J. Hilton), 2, Jalan Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

2018 Trigo Kuala Lumpur International Money Show will be held the next day on 16 March 2018 until 18 March 2018. Everyone are invited to the auction and Money Show but you need to register if you want to bid in the auction.

2018 Trigo Kuala Lumpur International Money Show will be held at the same venue, Serunai Suite, Level 1, East Wing, Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya, (P.J. Hilton).

Trigometric Auction 7:
Date : 15.03.2018 (Thursday)
Place : Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya (Serunai Suite 1 & 2)
Time : 11.00am - 6.00pm.

Auction Preview:
Date : 13 & 14.03.2018 (Tueday & Wednesday)
Place : Trigometric Amcorp Mall
Time : 11.00am - 5.00pm

After Auction Collection:
Date : 19.03.2018 (Monday)
Place : Trigometric Amcorp Mall
Time : 10.30am - 6.00pm


2018 Trigo Kuala Lumpur International Money Show
Date : 16, 17 & 18 March 2018 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Place : Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya (Serunai Suite 1 & 2)
Time : 10.30am - 6.00pm


Address:
Trigometric Sdn Bhd Amcorp Mall
Level 3 - Lot 27,​
No.18 PSRN Barat,
Pusat Perdagangan Amcorp,
46050 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia.

Phone No: 03-7957 9566
Email: info@trigometric.co

You can now start bidding for Trigometric Auction 7 at www.liveauctioneers.com.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

PMG certified world’s largest legal tender banknotes

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has certified the world’s largest legal tender banknotes, 2017 Malaysian 600 Ringgit commemorative notes. The new Malaysia commemorative banknote is larger than a letter-sized sheet of paper.

world’s largest banknote

According to PMG article on 20 February:
"PMG has certified the first submissions of 2017 Malaysian 600 Ringgit commemorative notes, which were recently issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement. The commemorative notes measure a record-breaking 370 x 220 (14.5 inches by 8.6 inches), a size that makes them the world’s largest legal tender banknotes.

These notes can be encapsulated with a special PMG label that features the crescent moon and 14-point star from the Malaysian flag, elements that are also present on the front of the note. The note’s front also features the 15 monarchs who have presided over the country in the past 60 years. Its back shows nine of the original signatories of the independence agreement.

Only 6,000 of the RM600 commemoratives notes are being issued. (RM = Malaysian Ringgit.) The note’s RM600 face value is equivalent to about $150 (USD)."

You can read about how to submit these notes, and how to get the special PMG label at no additional charge in my earlier article; PMG special label for 60th Merdeka notes.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Coin of the Year Awards category winners

The world's first 'tri-material coin', 5 euro coin 'Blue Planet Earth' won the Awards for 2018 Coin Of The Year (COTY). The 2018 COTY trophies were awarded at the 2018 World Money Fair Berlin, Germany on 3 February 2018.

2018 COTY

The €5 "Planet Earth" collector coin consists of three components: an outer ring, an inner core as well as an embossable blue polymer ring inserted between the ring and the core. The blue ring is also partially translucent, which means that it is permeable to light.

2018 COTY

MOST INNOVATIVE COIN / COIN OF THE YEAR
German Federal Ministry of Finance
5 Euro, Copper-Nickel
Planet Earth, Polymer Ring with
Different Blue Pigment for Each Mint


Joan of Arc

MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT COIN
(for events that date back 100 years or more)
Monnaie de Paris
200 Euro, Gold
Joan of Arc


Van Cleef & Arpels

BEST CROWN
Monnaie de Paris
50 Euro, Silver
Van Cleef and Arpels


2016 Gottardo

BEST CONTEMPORARY EVENT COIN
(for events that occurred less than 100 years ago)
Swiss Mint
20 Francs, Silver
Gottardo Tunnel


Monkey 10 Yuan

BEST CIRCULATING COIN
China Banknote Printing and Minting
10 Yuan, Bi-Metallic
Year of the Monkey, with Security Features


Water Droplet coin

MOST INSPIRATIONAL COIN
Royal Canadian Mint
20 Dollars, Silver
Mother Earth, 3-D Droplet


Cassiopeia

BEST SILVER COIN
Royal Australian Mint
5 Dollars, Silver
Northern Sky Cassiopeia, Dome-Shaped


TIME Clock Niobium

BEST BI-METALLIC COIN
Austrian Mint
25 Euro, Bi-Metallic Niobium Silver
Time


The Fox

BEST GOLD COIN
Austrian Mint
100 Euro, Gold
Wildlife in Our Sights, The Fox


QR code coin

MOST ARTISTIC COIN
Bank of Latvia
5 Euro, Silver
National Entrepreneur, Multi-Faceted and QR Code

All coins in the contest are dated 2016.

The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin News, the World Money Fair and the Journal of East Asian Numismatics.

Created in 1984, they have been given by World Coin News to recognize the best of the coiner’s art and to encourage world mints to continue to challenge themselves in creating these great numismatic works.

World Coin News is a monthly periodical dedicated to collecting international coinage and is a sister publication to the weekly Numismatic News, which is dedicated to U.S. numismatics.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PMG special label for 60th Merdeka notes

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is offering a special label for the RM60 (60 Malaysian ringgits) and RM600 banknotes being issued by Bank Negara Malaysia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement.

Modern Malaysia had its origins in 1957, when the more-populous western part of it became independent from the United Kingdom as the Federation of Malaya. The eastern portion joined in 1963, and the name Malaysia was adopted.

PMG Malaysia

Note: This special “Malaysia 60th Anniversary of Independence” label will be available until December 31, 2018. Notes will then receive the PMG Standard Green Label.

The special PMG label pays tribute to Malaysia's self-determination by showing the crescent moon and 14-point star from the Malaysian flag, elements that are also present on the note's front, along with the 15 monarchs who have presided in the past 60 years. The back of the note shows nine of the original signatories of the independence agreement.

The banknotes will be available as a single RM60, an uncut sheet of three RM60s, and a RM600 note. The RM600 measures 370 mm x 220 mm (14.5 inches by 8.6 inches), and is reportedly the largest banknote in the world; only 6,000 of them are being printed.

The special PMG label is available at no additional charge, provided notes are submitted according to the special submission instructions below.

Submission Instructions:

  • Submit the Malaysia 60th Anniversary of Independence notes under any applicable PMG grading tier. These notes must be submitted on a separate PMG Submission Form to receive the special label.
  • Write "Malaysia 60th Anniversary of Independence" in bold letters on the PMG Submission Form to request this special label.
  • If you would prefer the PMG Standard Green label, write “PMG Standard Green Label” on the PMG Submission Form.
  • The single RM60 fits in PMG's Standard Holder; an uncut sheet of three RM60s fits in PMG's Custom Holder Small (additional fee of $25 USD); and the RM600 note fits in PMG's Custom Holder Large (additional fee of $50 USD). Please note that requests that involve different size holders must be submitted on different submission forms.
  • Notes received by PMG within 30 days of release are eligible for the “Early Releases” or “First Releases” special designations. There is an additional fee of $10 (USD) per note for the special designation verification and attribution. If you would like the “Early Releases” designation, write “Early Releases” in bold letters on the PMG Submission Form. If you would like the “First Releases” designation, write “First Releases” in bold letters on the PMG Submission Form. Submit Early Releases and First Releases notes on separate submission forms. Submissions must be received by PMG on or before Monday, February 26, 2018, to be eligible for the Early Releases and First Releases designations. See cutoff dates >
  • If you would like the original packaging returned, select or write “Return Packaging” in bold letters on the PMG Submission Form. If Return Packaging is selected, there will be an additional fee of $5 (USD) per invoice, as well as an additional shipping cost, depending on the weight of the packaging.

You can contact Trigometric Sdn Bhd, Malaysia official authorised Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) member at info@trigometric.co or +(603) 7957 9566 for more info.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Vietnam 500,000 dong larger then Malaysia 600 Ringgit?

Today, a friend send me a photo of a Vietnam 500,000 dong (VND) according to him is a souvenir banknote printed to give to officers, employees and senior officials on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the National Money Printing Factory (22/4/1991-22/4/2016).

According to him, the Vietnam 500,000 dong banknote size is 25cm x 55cm, a bit larger then Malaysia 600 Ringgit banknote 22cm x 37cm.

500,000 dong

When I search the internet, the latest news about commemorative banknote issued by Vietnam is only a 100-dong 65th anniversary of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) commemorative banknote. The 100-dong 65 years SBV banknote have no legal tender value.

Search across all popular blogs about banknotes, I cannot find any news about the 500,000 dong commemorative banknote. This banknote maybe issued by Vietnam Central Bank and like 100-dong 65 years SBV banknote, the banknote most probably a non legal tender banknote.

The only place you can find Vietnam 500,000 dong commemorative banknote is on ebay.

security features

The 500,000 dong commemorative banknote also have less security features compare to Malaysia 600 Ringgit and a uniface banknote.

For those who say that Malaysia 600 Ringgit banknote is not legal tender because Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) press release don't stated anything about the banknote as legal tender, look at your banknote "Wang ini Sah diperlakukan dengan Nilai".

New Malaysia RM600 banknote can break Guiness record, if BNM or the banknote printer will apply to Guiness Book of world Records for the new RM600 Merdeka banknote to be the new World largest legal tender banknote.

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