Straits Settlements 1902 5 cents
This specimen was lot 23736 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description 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.
- 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 August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.