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Coin is back and I am very pleased with the grade. It's a MS66

 

Straits Settlements King George V

Denomination : 20cts

Year : 1935

Composition : Silver .600 fine

Diameter : 23 mm

Weight : 5.422g

Mintage : 1,000,00 (For both varieties)

Grade : NGC MS66 (Population graded 9) Currently the highest grade

 

 

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BEAAAAUUUUUUUUTIFUL!

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It's been awhile since I logged in. High grade coins are hard to come by and they are expensive. Manage to get hold of one for the moment though.

 

Below is a raw Q Victoria 1871 5cts.

Conditions - Lustred UNC with undercoat shine. (Could not capture the actual beauty of the coin)

Mintage - 62,000

 

Waiting to have it slab.

 

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Nice coin!

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I am totally delighted. Coin is back after grading. Did not expect a MS64

Total numbers graded is 23 and only 2 at MS64.

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4 hours ago, thedeadpoint said:

WOW!! What did you expect? CONGRATS!

Was expecting a MS61 or MS62

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Been away for while on a hunt and manage to get a Kg George V 5cts 1920 Copper-Nickle. This may not be rare but it's a scarce coin, especially in un-circulated conditions This coin was to replace the 5 silver due a legal tender act as quoted in http://www.obsoletecoin.com "Due to "The Legal Tender (Supplementary) Enactment 1918" issued on August 1918, the issuance of the 5, 10, and 20 cents coins of lower silver (.400 fine) silver content. It proved difficult to produce 5 cents coins of sufficient size and reduced weight to be easily portable. A new 5 cents coin in Cupro Nickel was minted in 1920 and the silver content change to .600 fine after 1920"

 

Denomination: 5 cents
Issued by: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: King George V
Year: 1920
Mint: Bombay Mint, India
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 4.000 g
Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper Nickel
Coin Edge:Plain
 

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The tones are rather uneven. Seems to be the characteristics of copper nickle coins I guess.

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