Straits Settlements 1926 20 cents
This specimen was lot 33842 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $384. The catalog description noted, "British Colony. George V 20 Cents 1926 MS66 NGC. Unusually choice for the type with unmarked surfaces and full original silvery color." This twenty cent piece is the final type of a denomination issued for the Straits Settlements until 1935. This denomination was originally .800 fine (KM 23, 1902-03), then .600 fine (KM 22a, 1910), then .400 fine (KM 30a, 1919), then back to .600 fine. This date is common in all grades. The Straits Settlements began as a miscellaneous group of trading stations in Southeast Asia and gradually developed into what is now Malaya.
Recorded mintage: 2,500,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 5.30 g, .600 fine silver, 23.3 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 30b.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.