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Malaysia was usually fractured between different powers from the earliest times. As a major producer of tin in the area, it is not surprising that most of their coinage was made of tin. Their coins were almost always cast - many pieces were based on the Chinese pattern, while many other coins of the Muslim rulers had arabic inscription and followed Islamic patters.
Numerous pre-monetary artifacts made of tin, cast in shape of animals, fish, boats and ingots, circulated as money as well until the 19th century.

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Rare tin pitis, dated 1203 AH with a retrograde "3" (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia Tin pitis, rare retrograde date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (listed on Zeno as #187182)
Rare tin pitis, dated 1203 AH with a retrograde "3" (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Tin pitis, rare retrograde date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia  (listed on Zeno as #187182)
Price: US$22.50
Price: US$27.50
 
High quality rare tin pitis with a large hole, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia High quality rare tin pitis, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
High quality rare tin pitis with a large hole, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
High quality rare tin pitis, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: US$20.00
Price: US$20.00
 
High quality rare tin pitis, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia Very rare tin pitis with a double rim and retrograde inscriptions, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (Robinson #14.6 - R10)
High quality rare tin pitis, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Very rare tin pitis with a double rim and retrograde inscriptions, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (Robinson #14.6 - R10)
Price: US$15.00
Original price: US$24.95 save 40%
Price: US$50.00
 
High quality rare tin pitis with correct arabic inscriptions and small characters, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (Robinson #14) Tin pitis, rare retrograde date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
High quality rare tin pitis with correct arabic inscriptions and small characters, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (Robinson #14)
Tin pitis, rare retrograde date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: US$21.95
Price: US$25.00
 
Very rare tin pitis with a double rim, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (Robinson #14.5) High quality rare tin pitis, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Very rare tin pitis with a double rim, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (Robinson #14.5)
High quality rare tin pitis, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: US$35.00
Price: US$24.95
 
High quality rare tin pitis with a large hole, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia High quality rare tin pitis, normal date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
High quality rare tin pitis with a large hole, Mahmud Baha-ud-Din II (1804-1821), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
High quality rare tin pitis, normal date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: US$27.95
Price: US$27.95
 
Tin pitis, rare very crude type with a retrograde date 302 AH (error date for 1203 AH = 1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (list on Zeno as #187184) Rare tin pitis, normal date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Tin pitis, rare very crude type with a retrograde date 302 AH (error date for 1203 AH = 1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia (list on Zeno as #187184)
Rare tin pitis, normal date 1203 AH (1788 AD), Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: US$27.50
Price: US$15.00
Original price: US$30.00 save 50%
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Rare! Heavy! 98 mm long, 50.29 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Rare! Heavy! 98 mm long, 50.29 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Price: US$35.95
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