Straits Settlements 1901 5 cents
This specimen was lot 71633 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, February 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 5 Cents, 1901. London Mint. Victoria. PCGS MS-63 Gold Shield. A well struck coin with satiny luster, faintly iridescent toning, and a few light marks on the neck of the bust." The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya. The type was struck in 1871-1901 and this date is common.
Recorded mintage: 3,000,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 1.36 g, 0.800 fine silver, 15 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-10.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.