Straits Settlements 1897-H 5 cents
This specimen was lot 1586 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Victoria, 1837-1901, AR 5 cents, 1897-H, surface hairlines, NGC graded Unc details." The type was struck in 1871-1901 and many dates are common. Despite the ample mintage, this date is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 390,000 plus 700,000 from London (no mintmark).
Specification: 1.36 g, .800 fine silver, .035 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 10.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.