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Malaysia Straits Settlements 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents 1871 to 1927
Straits Settlements is a former British Crown colony on Asia's Malay Penninsula. Coins in 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent denominations all show the reigning British monarch (Victoria, Edward, George) on one side, and an encircled denomination on the other. These coins are silver.
Thanks to Baldwin's for the photos of the 5 cent coins. The silver one sold for $2100 in a 2014 auction, while the copper-nickel coin sold for $235 during the same year.
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Coin: 8877 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Janet, Wed, 28-Sep-2011 18:52:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 17-May-2014 14:44:21 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 05-Dec-2015 14:55:13 GMT
Requester description: 1877 1877 5 cents straits settlement victoria queen
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Hi, the value depicted here is in which currency? - Adi
US dollars. We fixed the page. Thanks. - CoinQuest (Andrei)
Hello! Sorry for bothering you but I would like to know how much 20,848 Straits dollars would be worth now? I'm doing a project and I need that information and it seems to me that your site is the best place to ask. I would appreciate it very much! Thank you! - Hitesh Oberoi
We have a page on these dollars. There are many factors that affect value. Good luck: page appears at this link [PRESS HERE]. - CoinQuest (Paul)
sir Thanxxx for the help Regards Hitesh Oberoi - marlene
Hi I got a hong kong queen victotia 10 sent date 1895 ,can I stil get money if I sell it ,and where do I go ,please, - Rookie
CoinQuest does not buy coins. You can read our page about selling coins. It gives you three choices. Click to this link [PRESS HERE]. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Hi, I have a 1896 victoria 50 cents coin, it weighed 13g. i do understand most of these coins are weighed 13.57g. Are there two versions or it likely to be a fake?Thanks - hariharan
Hi,, according to Krause, standard weight for the coin is 13.5769 grams. Your 13 grams is away of tolerance. I think your coin is fake. - CoinQuest (Andrei)
How do i determine whether the coin is real or fake? - Ida
Authentication is a big deal in numismatics (coin collecting). There are very few professional authenticators, and they charge significant fees. Rightly so. Authentication is a difficult endeavor. As far as I know, there are no counterfeits of these coins, so yours is probably genuine. Crooks do not make counterfeit coins unless their values are very high (e.g., greater than $1000 US dollars). - CoinQuest (Paul)
Hello. I have a 1 cent square shaped Straits Settlements coin from 1920 with GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA and him wearing a crown printed on one side and STRAITS SETTLEMENTS 1920 1 CENT printed on the other. Is this real because I did not see a square coin on your list. - Ida
Our page on your coin appears at this link [PRESS HERE]. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Malaysia Straits Settlements One Coin What value of that coin now because i want to sell - ted
This page shows values. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have square Straits Settlements coins:1/4 cent - 1801 & 1/2 cent - 1932. How do I authenticate them & how much are they worth? They look almost black, are kinda light & have King George V on the reverse.
I also have a Malaya Commissioner of Currency 1-cent square coin from 1940. Real & value please?
Your one cent coin can be found here: CLICK HERE
Half cent is here: CLICK HERE
Quarter cent is here: CLICK HERE. - CoinQuest (Todd)
I have a queen victoria 50 cent piece, while the front half is in good condition (you can see most of the hair lines and many crown details), the other half is worn. The words around the edge are legible but the 50 has been completely worn off. Would this count as worn or just silver?
That sounds like a quite atypical wear pattern. Looking at images of other worn coins of the same type, even those still show the '50' denomination rather clearly. The top- and bottom left part of the '5' and the top and bottom of the '0' seem to be the most worn areas, but the numerals are still easy to make out. I can't help but wonder if your coin was purposely smoothed on the reverse - perhaps in preparation for a love token? There are numerous examples of love tokens made from Straits Settlements silver coins around 1900. As far as value goes, this keeps the coin from being just a piece of silver. A careful guess in today's market would be 5 to 8 times the silver value. - CoinQuest (Chris)
Thank you very much, evidently it must have been a somewhat fleeting affair.
Love is for now, but coins are forever! Or something like that... - CoinQuest (Chris)