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Malaysia Straits Settlements 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Cent  1872 to 1916
Malaysia Straits Settlements 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Cent 1872 to 1916

These round copper coins come in three denominations: 1/4, 1/2, and 1 cent, and with three different British monarchs: Victoria, Edward, and George. Their patterns are all very similar, and so are their values.

Straits Settlements was a British crown colony on the Malay Peninsula of Asia. It was formed in 1828 by combining Singapore, Penang, and Malacca.

The listings below call out approximate catalog values for these coins. As always, the condition plays a big role in value. The earlier dates command higher value than the later dates. Collectors always seek out nice looking examples for their collections, and this is what drives the market. Remember that catalog values are inflated values. Actual values will be less. Please view our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to understand the relationship between catalog value and actual buy and sell values.

1/4 CENT:
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $8
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $100
1/4 cents dated 1873 and 1883 are quite rare -- catalog value is about $300 in average circulated condition -- the 1883 is more rare than the 1873

1/2 CENT BEFORE 1884:
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $50
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $400

1/2 CENT AFTER 1883:
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $15
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $70
1/2 cents dated 1889 are more rare -- multiply values above by three
1/2 cents dated 1916 are less rare -- divide values above by two

1 CENT BEFORE 1887:
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $25
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $120

1 CENT AFTER 1882:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $80
1 cent coins dated 1878, 1885, and 1886 are more rare -- multiply values by four

Coin: 6869 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Baz, Mon, 21-Feb-2011 18:22:10 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 03:30:28 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 03:30:28 GMT
Requester description: 1916 george V king and emporer of india
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