Malaya and British Borneo 1961-KN 10 cents

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Goldberg sale 103, lot 3067
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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, five cents, ten cents (KM 4) and twenty cents. Coinage ceased in 1950 when the colony was merged with British North Borneo. This type was struck 1953-61 and is common. This specimen was lot 3067 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $528.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Malaya & British Borneo. 10 Cents, 1961-KN. Elizabeth II. Sharply struck with satin luster. Scarce as a specimen. PCGS graded Specimen 64."

Recorded mintage: 69,220,000 (including 1961-H).

Specification: 2.83 g, copper-nickel, 19.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.

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