Straits Settlements 1901 20 cents

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 21411
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This specimen was lot 21411 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 20 Cents, 1901. NGC MS-63. Virtually tone-free with frosty-white luster, bold detail that runs from the centers to the edges and few marks of significance on either side. A conditional RARITY in this quality, with only four example graded finer between NGC and PCGS." This type was struck in 1871-1901 after the Straits Settlements were made a separate crown colony and is scarce in nice condition despite the large mintage. This date is common for the type.

Recorded mintage: 600,000.

Specification: 5.43 g, .800 fine silver, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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