Straits Settlements 1920 dollar

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Steve Album sale 27, lot 1131
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This specimen was lot 1131 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: George V, 1910-1936, AR dollar, 1920. Lightly cleaned, Unc." This type was struck for the Straits Settlements (now Malaysia and Singapore) in 1919-20 with a few rare proofs struck 1925-26. The Straits Settlements dollar, originally 26.95 g, .900 fine silver in 1903-04, dropped to 20.21 g, .900 fine for 1907-09 and to this specification for this issue. Despite the massive mintage, it is not common.

Recorded mintage: 8,164,000.

Specification: 16.85 g, .500 fine silver, 34.1 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-33.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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