Straits Settlements 1907-H 50 cents

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Stephen Album sale 16, lot 1637
Straits Setts 1907H 50 cents rev SAlbum 16-1637.jpg

This specimen was lot 1637 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it sold for $82.60. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AR 50 cents, 1907-H, surface hairlines, NGC graded About Unc details." This denomination was 13.57 g until 1905, then 10.10 g (1907-08), then 8.42 g (1920-21). None were issued after 1921. The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya.

Recorded mintage: 2,667,000.

Specification: 10.1 g, .900 fine silver, .292 troy oz ASW, 28 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 24.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.

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