Straits Settlements 1874-H 20 cents

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40785
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 40785 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 20 Cents, 1874-H. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Lustrous with deep toning." The type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common but this one is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 45,000.

Specification: 5.43 g, .800 fine silver, .139 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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