Straits Settlements 1877 20 cents
This specimen was lot 24950 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 20 Cents, 1877. PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. Good strike, toned." The type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common but this one is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 55,000, a scarce date.
Specification: 5.43 g, .800 fine silver, .139 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-12; Tan-SSC27.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.