Thailand RS116-H 2-1/2 satang
This specimen was lot 1005 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "THAILAND: Rama V, 1898-1910, 2½ satang, RS116-H (1897), finest graded example, NGC has none above MS66 and PCGS has none above MS64 (until this piece was graded), PCGS graded MS67+." This product of the Heaton mint was one of a series which included a 2½ satang (shown here), a five satang (Y25), a ten satang (Y26) and a twenty satang (Y27), all in copper-nickel. None are rare. One baht = four salung = 100 satang.
Recorded mintage: 5,080,000 plus proofs.
Catalog reference: Y-24.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.