Straits Settlements 1903 cent
This specimen was lot 3139 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $446.50. The catalog description noted, "Straits Settlements. Cent, 1903. Edward VII. Attractive mint state example. NGC graded MS-64 Red & Brown." The type was struck in 1903-08 after the Straits Settlements were made a separate crown colony and is scarce in nice condition despite the large mintage.
Recorded mintage: 7,053,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 9.3 g, bronze, 29 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-19.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.