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I'll start off another branch as I will scan and/or post some of my Straits. I've slowed down on them a bit but try to get a coin once in a while. Here is 1884 bronze quarter cent. Very fine on my books.

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And I have one Straits Settlements coin, result of cherrypicking from Numismata Berlin in past october. Surface is a bit porous, the colour is suspect, the weight is correct and the sound is ok. Any opinions?

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Great coins, guys. What is the Straits Settlement?

 

 

I know I could use wikipedia, but I think other members would like to see an answer here

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Great coins, guys. What is the Straits Settlement?

I know I could use wikipedia, but I think other members would like to see an answer here

We have a friend here, see323, from that point of the world map. A very important point for the British Empire, now one of the most succesful independent state.

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I guess I've used up all of my allocation of the upload space so I'll have to resort to posting links. Here is a nice (but not perfect) 1920 50 cents. This 2 year series is rather common but somehow 1921 is more frequent than the 1920 specimen.

 

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view_enlarge.aspx?id=958879

 

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Super coins. I have a cent from there (I think.....maybe it's 50 cents).

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I guess I've used up all of my allocation of the upload space so I'll have to resort to posting links. Here is a nice (but not perfect) 1920 50 cents. This 2 year series is rather common but somehow 1921 is more frequent than the 1920 specimen.

 

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view_enlarge.aspx?id=958879

 

After you have your coin posted in Omnicoin, you can view the coin enlarged in Omnicoin and then copy the link to that image. When crafting your message, you can insert the image link (the next button to the right after the insert link button) and your Omnicoin image will appear in place of the link (select preview post to be sure you did it right). On a Mac, CTRL point and click brings up the dialog box to copy the link that you can past in the button dialog box. On a PC, its one of those mouse buttons that lets you do that. I like the Mac, I only have to keep track of one mouse button at a time. Two strains my ability to keep track of right and left.

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After you have your coin posted in Omnicoin, you can view the coin enlarged in Omnicoin and then copy the link to that image. When crafting your message, you can insert the image link (the next button to the right after the insert link button) and your Omnicoin image will appear in place of the link (select preview post to be sure you did it right). On a Mac, CTRL point and click brings up the dialog box to copy the link that you can past in the button dialog box. On a PC, its one of those mouse buttons that lets you do that. I like the Mac, I only have to keep track of one mouse button at a time. Two strains my ability to keep track of right and left.

Bill,

 

I tried but it tell me it can't post dynamic link :ninja:

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If I copy the browser page url for my Omnicoin listing, it is:

 

http://omnicoin.com/coin_view_enlarge.aspx?id=958397

 

and if I copy the image location (i.e. I point at the image and hold down the CTRL key while I click the mouse button), I get:

 

http://omnicoin.com/coins/958397.jpg

 

What is important is bringing up the dialog box that lets me do something with the image I just clicked on. I can save the image, email it, save the image's location (what I've done here). The browser URL is a dynamic link, it is pointing at something right now, but it doesn't fully describe the image it is pointing at. The image location does describe it and can "place" that location in the middle of your message with the tools provided by the software used here. As I said, it is somewhat different on a PC and involves either the left or right mouse, I'm not sure which. One hint, you can usually figure out how to do it manually by comparing the dynamic link and the actual pointer to the image.

 

Click on the two links and see the difference.

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Thank you Bill, the two example provided were enough. Also probably helped that I grew around computers ever since I was under 5 which was a long time ago :ninja:

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And thanks to Bill's help, here are several more examples from my small set of Straits:

 

1907 Dollar

 

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Smaller mintage 1882 Heaton mint 20 cents

 

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Edward VII 1910 20 cents

 

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My 1893 50 cents. Surface looks a bit porous, the weight is correct and it sounds. Can be a fake? (I bought it at Numismata Berlin from an British dealer in a 70-80 coins lot, inclusive an Ionian Islands 1819 obol, Zanzibar pysa and British west indies 1/4 dollar 1822).

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The Straits Settlments can be quite interesting, so here's a good link with info

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straits_Settlements

 

The Straits Settlements were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia. Originally established in 1826 as part of the territories controlled by the British East India Company, the Straits Settlements came under direct British control as a crown colony on April 1, 1867. The colony was dissolved as part of the British reorganisation of its South-East Asian dependencies following the end of the Second World War.

 

The Straits Settlements consisted of the individual settlements of Malacca, Penang (also known as Prince of Wales Island), and Singapore, as well as (from 1907) Labuan. With the exception of Singapore, these territories now form a part of Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

 

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The establishment of the Straits Settlements followed the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, by which the Malay archipelago was divided into a British zone in the north and a Dutch zone in the south. This resulted the exchange of the British settlement of Bencoolen (on Sumatra) for the Dutch colony of Malacca and undisputed control of Singapore. Its capital was moved from Penang to Singapore in 1832.

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I've got another 1910B Straits Settlements 5 cents and while trying to decide if I should replace the one I have in my collection with the new one I noticed a die variety on the date

 

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so I decided to keep both - brighter, probably a good very fine to about extra fine

 

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and a toned one

 

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Few recent additions (not that a lot of people browse this forum anymore which puzzles me - there is a lot of interest in colonial mintage in general).

 

Pretty 1888 Victoria 5 cents

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and a couple of 1918 George V coins:

5 cents

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and a 10 cents

 

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Very nice. I'd love to have them in my collection.

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Very nice - Straits large cents are always a challenge

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