Straits Settlements 1904-B dollar
This dollar is one of a two year type issued for the Straits Settlements during 1903-04. The second issue of Edward VII (KM 26, struck 1907-09) was reduced to 20.21 grams and the issue of George V (KM 33, 1919-26) was reduced even further to 16.85 grams. The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya.
Recorded mintage: 20,395,000.
Specification: 26.95 g, .900 silver, .780 troy oz ASW, 37 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 25.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.