Straits Settlements 1908 1/4 cent
This specimen was lot 23648 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 1/4 Cent, 1908. London Mint. NGC MS-63 Brown. Even brown color and free of marks. The reverse was struck from a very rusty die, giving the false impression of pitting." The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya. This type was struck 1904-05 and 1908. It is not common.
Recorded mintage: 1,200,000.
Specification: bronze, reeded edge, 18 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-17.
- 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 January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.