Just what is “Market Price”?

There has been much frenzy and debate over a Malaysian 50 cent coin from 1969 with milled edge that was graded by NGC at AU55 being auctioned off in Singapore for a whopping RM10,253 on 19 October 2013. Ever since news of this broke, I had people coming to me saying that they have that 1969 50 cent coin to sell and asking me how much I am willing to offer.

And of course my response was that the price offered is highly dependent on the type, variety, condition/grade of the coin. The grade of the coin is in turn dependent on the big 4 major factors i.e. luster, contact marks, strike and eye appeal. But that’s not the point of this article; I will save the grading part for another day.

Working through the holidays

This recent stretch of public holidays is just wonderful. It is not often you get 4 days off in a row, but hey this is Malaysia!  But we have been very busy in the last few days. So what were we busy with? Our new website. We have not got a website proper since the day our company was setup. It has been over 1 year, we have been relying on our Facebook pages as our online shop front, albeit a simple one. Our domain name www.alphanumis.com actually points to our Facebook page, which as garnered more than 1,000 LIKES.

A BIG thank you for all your support.

Welcome to Numismatica.

Numismatica is the online mag and blogsite of alphaNumis, the banknote, coin and stamps specialist. We provide all things in this space; from collectables, to all sorts of accessories, books, even advice and consultancy.

A bit history of our company - it is about 1 year ago that the name alphaNumis was first thought of as a company and brand name for our business. As the name suggests, the phrase "numis" is derived from the term "numismatics".