Straits Settlements 1920 cent
This specimen was lot 4333 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $88. The catalog description noted, "Straits Settlements. Cent, 1920. George V. NGC graded MS-64 Red & Brown." This type was struck for the Straits Settlements (now Malaysia and Singapore) 1919-20 and 1926 and is not rare. It and the 1918 two annas of India are among the first non-round coins issued by Western mints.
Recorded mintage: 55,000,000.
Specification: 5.8 g, bronze, 21 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM-32.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.