Straits Settlements 1883 10 cents

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Sincona sale 20, lot 4241

This specimen was lot 4241 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 425 (about US$533 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "10 Cents 1883. Gutes sehr schön. (good very fine.)" The type was struck in 1871-1900 and many dates are common, tho this one is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 160,000 plus 610,000 from the Heaton mint (mintmark "H").

Specification: 2.71 g, .800 fine silver, .069 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-11.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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