Straits Settlements 1887 20 cents
This specimen was lot 72733 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2020), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 20 Cents, 1887. London Mint. Victoria. NGC MS-62. A softly lustrous coin with areas of moderate almond to russet toning. Overall a decent and presentable example of the type." This type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common in low grade, like this one.
Recorded mintage: 220,000.
Specifications: 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.