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Straits Settlements

1871 - 1935

On the first of April 1867 the Straits Settlements became a Crown Colony but it wasn't until 1871 that her first coins were struck with the lower denomination silver coins being first issued in 1871 and the copper in 1872, the copper being seen as less important as the previous British India issues were still in circulation. It would not be until 1886 and 1903 that the fifty cent and one dollar coins respectively would be struck.

The first designs featured a circular partitioned reverse with the denomination at the center and a legend which reads STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, the denomination and then the date at the bottom. The obverse featured the portrait of Queen Victoria.

The coins of the Straits Settlements are a popular series among collectors from Malaysia and British Commonwealth with the entire series being possible to complete with no major rarities though many of the earlier issues will command a significant budget, especially if sought in high grade.

Quarter Cent1872 - 1916Half Cent1872 - 1932One Cent1872 - 1926Five Cent1871 - 1935Ten Cent1871 - 1927Twenty Cent1871 - 1935Fifty Cent1886 - 1921One Dollar1903 - 26
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintageF12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62Victoria1872-H Quarter Cent9,240,000100150290350380420710Victoria1873 Quarter CentUnknown2403907,1007,5007,80030,00073,000Victoria1883 Quarter Cent200,0005,4009,10044,00051,00053,00054,000120,000Victoria1884 Quarter Cent8,000,000871302402703103101,100Victoria1889 Quarter Cent2,000,000303891180300420690Victoria1898 Quarter Cent1,600,0001001502906801,0001,2004,400Victoria1899 Quarter Cent2,400,000781102102502803801,800Victoria1901 Quarter Cent2,000,00039551403306009201,700Edward VII1905 Quarter Cent2,008,0001201903704505005201,500Edward VII1908 Quarter Cent1,200,00097140270330360370580George V1916 Quarter Cent4,000,00024285495130170240Victoria1872-H Half Cent5,610,0001802805406907507601,600Victoria1873 Half CentUnknown3906401,4002,2002,7003,50011,000Victoria1883 Half Cent2,740,0004704707901,7002,3002,3007,100Victoria1884 Half Cent4,000,0001201803507309201,1001,900Victoria1889 Half Cent2,000,000303896200350500920Edward VII1890 MuleHalf Cent2 Known26,00033,00052,00052,00052,00048,00058,000Edward VII1908 Half CentUnknown721001802302502601,000George V Round1916 Half Cent3,000,000344267110180260980George V Square1932 Half Cent5,000,0002326446890100140Victoria1872-H One Cent5,770,0001001502904806501,6004,300Victoria1873 One CentUnknown2303707201,1001,5001,50018,000Victoria1874 One Cent10,000,00064921605701,0001,60013,000Victoria1874-H One Cent10,000,0001001603103904301,3003,200Victoria1875 One Cent6,000,0001502404705708601,5006,100Victoria1875-W One CentUnknown1602504806001,0001,3003,400Victoria1876 One CentUnknown1702705206409101,0001,700Victoria1877 One CentUnknown2103406707608309507,700Victoria1878 One CentUnknown1,2001,9008,10013,00044,00048,000110,000Victoria1883 One Cent8,640,00067981708809701,6004,700Victoria1884 One Cent6,000,0002403807509201,0001,1003,400Victoria1885 One Cent7,412,0003505701,1001,4001,6002,3007,500Victoria1886 One Cent1,512,0003606001,1005,3007,5008,7009,300Victoria1887 One Cent8,988,0002403907609501,0001,2003,300Victoria1888 One Cent10,000,0001302104004901,4002,6003,100Victoria1889 One Cent6,010,0002003206307808609502,700Victoria1890 One Cent11,006,0002604208301,0001,1001,2003,200Victoria1891 One Cent6,004,0001903106107608801,0003,200Victoria1894 One Cent9,034,0002704308501,1001,5001,90011,000Victoria1895 One Cent4,466,0002403907609401,0001,0003,300Victoria1897 One Cent18,040,00071100180220260260710Victoria1898 One Cent2,085,9992704408601,0001,2001,6004,700Victoria1900 One Cent2,914,0002103306508102,2002,6005,100Victoria1901 One Cent15,230,00035471202704707001,200Edward VII1903 One Cent7,053,00092130250310340360670Edward VII1904 One Cent6,647,00079110210260280310490Edward VII1906 One Cent7,504,0004307001,3001,7002,4003,0008,500Edward VII1907 One Cent5,015,000273478160250350550Edward VII1908 One CentUnknown405384240310320530George V1919 One Cent20,165,00025306011016021031012345678