Straits Settlements 1884 1/4 cent
This specimen was lot 1505 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $386.75. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Victoria, 1867-1901, AE ¼ cent, 1884, rare in this choice grade, PCGS graded MS64 RB, R." This is a one year type. The next issue in 1889 was given a reeded edge, unusual for a bronze coin.
Recorded mintage: 8,000,000 + proofs.
Specification: copper, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM-7a.
- 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 38, featuring the Dabestani Collection of Persian Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.