Straits Settlements 1888 5 cents
This specimen was lot 24951 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $50. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 5 Cents, 1888. NGC Unc Details--Surface Hairlines. Lustrous and attractive." The type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common but this one is somewhat scarce.
Recorded mintage: 590,000, a better date.
Specification: 1.36 g, .800 fine silver, .035 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-10; Tan-SSC19.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.