Straits Settlements 1893 50 cents
This specimen was lot 1617 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it sold for $1,180. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Victoria, 1837-1901, AR 50 cents, 1893, surface hairlines, rare date, VF to EF, RR." The type was struck in 1886-1900 and all the dates are scarce to rare. This date is rare.
Recorded mintage: 24,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 13.57 g, .800 fine silver, .349 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 13.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.