Straits Settlements 1899 50 cents
This specimen was lot 981 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $211.50. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Victoria, 1837-1901, AR 50 cents, 1899, EF." The type was struck in 1886-1900 and all the dates are scarce to rare. This date is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 136,000, common for the type.
Specification: 13.57 g, .800 fine silver, 31 mm diameter.
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, 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.