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Malaysia Straits Settlements 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents  1871 to 1927
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.

The listings below show approximate catalog values. Use the Important Terminology page to convert these values to actual buy and sell values.

5 CENTS (0.035 troy ounces silver)
worn: $10
average circulated: $18
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $300
- 5 cent coins dated before 1880 are much more valuable, multiply these numbers by 10, except those dated 1878, multiply by two
- 5 cent coins dated after 1909 are less valuable, divide these numbers by 4
- 5 cent coins dated 1920 are special - see details at the bottom of this page

10 CENTS (0.070 troy ounces silver)
worn: $12
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $85
fully uncirculated: $350
- 10 cent coins dated before 1893 are worth about twice these values
- 10 cent coins dated 1883H (with H mint mark) catalog for $180 in average circulated condition
coins dated after 1909 are less valuable, divide these numbers by 4
- 10 cent coins dated 1920 catalog for $60 in average circulated condition

20 CENTS (0.140 troy ounces silver)
worn: $10
average circulated: $16
well preserved: $65
fully uncirculated: $300
- 20 cent coins dated before 1878 are worth about three times these values
- 20 cent coins dated 1871 and 1873 are rare and catalog for $1000 in average circulated condition
- 20 cent coins dated 1879 catalog for $200 in average circulated condition
- 20 cent coins dated after 1916 are worth about one-half these values
- 20 cent coins dated after 1925 are worth about one-quarter these values

50 CENTS (0.350 troy ounces silver)
worn: $100
average circulated: $180
well preserved: $520
fully uncirculated: $1600
- 50 cent coins dated 1889 catalog for $4000 in average circulated condition
- 50 cent coins dated 1893 catalog for $2000 in average circulated
- 50 cent coins dated after 1906 are worth about one-quarter these values
- 50 cent coins dated after 1919 are worth about one-tenth these values
- 50 cent coins dated 1920 catalog for $500 in average circulated

If you have a 1920 Straits Settlement 5 cent coin, you must determine if it is made of silver or copper-nickel. The silver coins are very valuable. Look at the graphic below for a side-by-side comparison of the low-value and high-value pieces.


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.

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

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., Thu, 16-May-2013 13:38:48 GMT
Requester description: 1877 1877 5 cents straits settlement victoria queen
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