Straits Settlements 1908 1/2 cent

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 23647
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This specimen was lot 23647 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $216. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 1/2 Cent, 1908. London Mint. NGC MS-64 Brown. The only collectible date of a two year type. A glowing purple-rose color gives it a desirable individual character." The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya. The onther date of this type, 1904, is a rare proof-only issue.

Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.

Specification: bronze, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-18.


  • 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 January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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