Straits Settlements 1872-H 1/4 cent
This specimen was lot 31720 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description noted, "British Colony. Victoria Specimen 1/4 Cent 1872-H SP64 Red and Brown NGC, Heaton mint. A fiery and glimmering piece made all the more desirable by flashes of blue around the denomination on the reverse and mirror-like fields." The type was struck in 1872-75 and 1883 and is scarce despite the large mintage. It was converted to bronze for the 1884 issue (KM 7a) and given a reeded edge for the 1889-91, 1898-99 issue (KM 14) when production for circulation ceased.
Recorded mintage: 9,240,000 + proofs.
Catalog reference: KM 7.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.