Straits Settlements 1919 10 cents
This specimen was lot 984 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: George V, 1910-1935, AR 10 cents, 1919, very noticeable obverse die clash, brilliant luster! NGC graded MS66." This type was originally .600 fine (KM 29, 1916-17), then .400 fine (KM 29a, 1918-20) then back to .600 fine (KM 29b, 1925-27). The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya.
Recorded mintage: 11,500,000.
Specification: 2.71 g, .400 silver, .034 troy oz ASW, 18 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-29a.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.