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Kelantan Tin Money

In the early past, indigenous people from the various states of Malaysia like Kelantan,etc used these coins made from tin to conduct trade transactions:-    

Trengganu Jokoh(Private Monetary Tokens)

In the early past in Trengganu, the Sultan permitted the Chinese Kaptans(chinese headman) to start issuing monetary tokens which were called JOKOH around 1877 for use in their gambling dens and areas uder their jurisdiction. These Jokoh were legal tender in the capital and nearby areas. The acceptance of these Jokoh by the general public […]

Brief History Of Penang(Prince of Wales Island) Coinage 1786-1867

On 11th August 1786, the Sultan of Kedah ceded Penang or known as Pulau Pinang or Prince of Wales Island to the East India Company. Because of this, Penang became the first British Settlement in the Malay Peninsula. There were two(2) basic designs of coinags being struck for Penang by the East India Company: The […]

Animal Money Used in Malaysia

Like other countries, in the past, Malaysia also used animal-shaped money to be used as its currency. Animal-shaped tin ingots of fixed weight were used as a form of currency for all major transactions in the bazaar as early as the 16th century. The animals were minted and shape in the form of animal and […]

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