Straits Settlements 1899 1/4 cent
This specimen was lot 980 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $223.25. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Victoria, 1837-1901, ¼ cent, 1899, NGC graded MS62 RB." The type was struck in 1889-99 after the Straits Settlements were made a separate crown colony and is scarce in nice condition despite the large mintage. The denomination was introduced in 1874. It was converted to bronze for the 1884 issue (KM 7a) and given a reeded edge for the 1889 issue (KM 14).
Recorded mintage: 2,400,000.
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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.