Malaya and British Borneo 1957-KN 20 cents
This specimen was lot 922 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "MALAYA & BRITISH BORNEO: Elizabeth II, 1952-1963, 20 cents, 1957-KN, only 10 examples known, PCGS graded Specimen-66, RR, ex King's Norton Mint Collection. Tied with finest known for date!" The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya. Coinage for the Straits Settlements ceased in 1935 and that of Malaya began in 1939 with a cent (KM 2), five cents, ten cents (KM 4) and twenty cents. This type was struck 1954-57 and 1961 and is common.
Recorded mintage: 2,500,000 (plus 2,500,000 dated 1957-H).
Specification: 5.65 g, copper-nickel, 23.5 mm diameter (same module as a British shilling).
Catalog reference: KM-3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.