Straits Settlements 1902 5 cents

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 23736
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This specimen was lot 23736 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 5 Cents, 1902. London Mint. Edward VII. PCGS MS-62. Touches of rainbow toning decorate this attractive and lustrous example. From the Estate of Ray H Corvin." This type was struck 1902-03 only. It was reduced to .600 fine in 1910, then .400 fine in 1918. The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya.

Recorded mintage: 1,920,000 + proofs.

Specification: 1.36 g, .800 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-20; Tan-SSC20.

Source:

  • 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 August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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