Straits Settlements 1889 1/4 cent
This specimen was lot 2475 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $240. The catalog description noted, "Straits Settlements. ¼ Cent, 1889. Victoria. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown." The type was struck in 1889-91, 1898-99 after the Straits Settlements were made a separate crown colony and is scarce in nice condition despite the large mintage. It was converted to bronze for the 1884 issue (KM 7a) and given a reeded edge for the 1889 issue (KM 14).
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Specification: bronze, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 14.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.