Straits Settlements 1920 50 cents
This fifty cents was struck 1920-21 for the Straits Settlements and represents the last issue of that denomination. The region later became the British colony of Malaya and, after World War Two, the independent state of Malaysia. Religious conflicts led Singapore to secede and become and independent city state.
Recorded mintage: 3,900,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 8.42 g, .500 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 35.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.