Straits Settlements 1888 5 cents

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24951
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This specimen was lot 24951 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $50. The catalog description[1] noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 5 Cents, 1888. NGC Unc Details--Surface Hairlines. Lustrous and attractive." The type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common but this one is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: 590,000, a better date.

Specification: 1.36 g, .800 fine silver, .035 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-10; Tan-SSC19.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]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.

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