Straits Settlements 1872-H 1/4 cent

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31720
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This specimen was lot 31720 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "British Colony. Victoria Specimen 1/4 Cent 1872-H SP64 Red and Brown NGC, Heaton mint. A fiery and glimmering piece made all the more desirable by flashes of blue around the denomination on the reverse and mirror-like fields." The type was struck in 1872-75 and 1883 and is scarce despite the large mintage. It was converted to bronze for the 1884 issue (KM 7a) and given a reeded edge for the 1889-91, 1898-99 issue (KM 14) when production for circulation ceased.

Recorded mintage: 9,240,000 + proofs.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 7.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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