Straits Settlements 1877 20 cents

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24950
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This specimen was lot 24950 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 20 Cents, 1877. PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. Good strike, toned." The type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common but this one is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 55,000, a scarce date.

Specification: 5.43 g, .800 fine silver, .139 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-12; Tan-SSC27.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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