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Next in hand, Queen Victoria 1899 50cts sent for slabing but graded XF with excessive surface hairlines. It's a disappointment :pardon:, just have to keep looking.

High grades coins are scarce and expensive but worth the hunt.

 

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Next in hand, Queen Victoria 1899 50cts sent for slabing but graded XF with excessive surface hairlines. It's a disappointment :pardon:, just have to keep looking.

High grades coins are scarce and expensive but worth the hunt.

 

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Terrific coins. I always preferred NGC slabs to PCGS slabs. I think they look a lot nicer and stack nicer too.

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I must say that portrait of QV appears to be higher relief than that I see on the lower denomination silver coins.

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Straits Settlement Kg Edward VII 1903 "Raised B".

 

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1903

Variety : Raised "B"

Composition : Silver .900 fine

Mintage : Unknown (Included together the "Incuse B" totaling 15,009,891 pieces)

Graded : AU53 Currently 4 pieces in record graded by NGC at AU53

 

This is one of the two I have in-hand, both in AU53. I am still in the hunt for a piece in MS condition and I understand it will be very expensive with many a collectors eyeing for one. These series of coins are rare and about 5 times more expensive over the incused series. No record of the number pieces minted between the two is avail, but it is numbers are definitely small.

 

A few months back I did bid and won a piece slabed MS62 by NGC, however to my dismay it was "Incused B". It's clearly a mistake by NGC and will be a costly piece for anyone who is to buy it unknowningly. Will put a write-up on that soon.

 

 

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Straits Settlement Kg Edward VII 1903 "Raised B".

 

This is one of the two I have in-hand, both in AU53. I am still in the hunt for a piece in MS condition and I understand it will be very expensive with many a collectors eyeing for one. These series of coins are rare and about 5 times more expensive over the incused series. No record of the number pieces minted between the two is avail, but it is numbers are definitely small.

 

A few months back I did bid and won a piece slabed MS62 by NGC, however to my dismay it was "Incused B". It's clearly a mistake by NGC and will be a costly piece for anyone who is to buy it unknowningly. Will put a write-up on that soon.

 

 

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Another beautiful coin. I can't wait to read about your "B" story.

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One of the coin that I had it slab and graded.

Acquired the coin from eBay.

 

Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1904

Composition : Silver .900 fine

Mintage : 20,564,664.

Graded : MS63. Total of 16 pieces graded by NGC at 63

 

 

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Another addition to my collection slab and graded

Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII
Denomination : 20cts
Year : 1902
Composition : Silver .800 fine
Mintage : 1,105,000
Graded : Only 4 pieces in record graded by NGC at MS63

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Very nice coins. I really like that dollar.

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Hello!

Finally a person who is intrested in Straits coins. I have one pretty piece. 10c 1883. I have looked for so long information about that on. None sold in Heritage and google doesntˇt find either any sold.

This coin is going from Estonia to NGC to be slabbed in this spring with my Czar russian coins and french indo-china 10c 1898 etc. This is going to be my first time to slab the coins.

Ok, about the coin. NGC population 4, best AU58, so called Key date.

Enjoy photos! nice patina

Btw, since you know much about them, what grade you think i will get?

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Hi,

 

Nice coin. I would probably grade it between AU53~58. Mintage 160,000 pieces.

A piece slab XF detailed and cleaned was auctioned of around $260 not to long ago.

 

However the rarer coin would be the 1883H, eventhough the mintage is 610,000. This during the same auction, sold a piece for approx. $2050 (slab XF45)

What a difference!

 

Happy collecting!

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This is my other 1902 20cts coin in hand with traces of luster.

It is slab and graded at AU58. 5 pieces were recorded slab by NGC.

 

 

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Very nice coins. You folks are raising my interest in Straits Settlement and their coins.

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A Queen Victoria silver coin. One of the few in hand that is slab. Will need to sent the rest in.

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 50cts

Year : 1900H ("H" Ralph Heaton & Son Mint)

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 40,000

Graded : Only 4 pieces in record graded by NGC at XF40

 

 

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Oh! That's very nice!

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My latest silver in hand. A beauty.

Hope to win to more from auctions.

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 5cts

Year : 1888

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 590,000

Grade - UNC / BU

 

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My latest silver in hand. A beauty.

Hope to win to more from auctions.

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 5cts

Year : 1888

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 590,000

Grade - UNC / BU

 

QVictoria18885cts37b_zps4e2d8f82.jpg

 

Very nice coin. :bthumbsup:

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Another addition to my collection.

 

Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII

Denomination: 50cts

Year : 1902

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 148,000

Graded : EX Details (Cleaned & Edge Filed) Coin was sold off.

 

Most of the 50cts coins in the Kg Edward's series in AU to UNC are rather hard to acquire, lightly due to the high circulations of the coins. Hope to get hold some UNC pieces.

 

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Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII

Denomination: 50cts

Year : 1905B "Raised B"

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 497,630

Graded : XF45 (Only 3 pieces currently certified by NGC)

 

Mintage was rather high for this coin when compared to the 1902 & 1903 at 148,000 & 193,00 respectively, yet I do not see many on offer. I believe many of these coins were melt down during the hike of silver during the 1917 - 1920 period when silver prices rose.

 

This coin was not cleaned. Should one have it cleaned so we can see its details?

 

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This one of the bronze coin I have in hand. I am not so much into collecting bronze coins though they are a beauty too, it's just that I find it rather hard to keep as they tend to get oxidized as years goes by. Maybe its the way I have been storing previously prior before having them slab.

 

Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII

Denomination: 1ct

Year : 1903

Composition : Bronze

Mintage : 7,052,556

Graded : MS63 (6 pieces recorded certified by NGC)

 

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As follows:

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria
Denomination: 50cts coin
Year : 1894
Composition : Silver .800 fine
Mintage : 52,000
Graded : My personal grade would be XF45. Will sent it in for grading and thereafter advise.

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Sidney,

 

I love your collection. I'm guessing you're our Resident Expert on Straits Settlement. That Victoria 50 cents piece is one of the most attractive I've seen so far. (I'm very partial to Victoria coins). I like the half dollars you've been showing. You're really tempting me to add a few of these coins to my collection.

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I'm no expect, I just love this era. It's an era reigned by Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, at the height of the British Empire. Its a difficult and expensive area to collect but a worth while. Hope those collecting this area will share their pictures of their coins.

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Apart from Queen Victoria and Kg Edward VII, the next series in the Straits Settlements is that of King George V. He reigned from 1910 - 1936. Surprising there was no coins minted until in 1916. The coins minted were the 1/4, 1/2, 10 & 20 cents coins after a lapse of 7 years to his enthronement.

 

Silver coins from years from 1916 to 1919 in high grade are fairly quite hard to find and moderately expensive. The most expensive being the silver 1920 5cts, 50cts "Dot", then the 10cts. No in my hands yet. Dreaming about for the moment. :rolleyes:

 

One piece of the 5cts 1920 MS66 recently sold for approximate $15,000 :drool: Wish I had that kind of money.

 

Here is one in my collection. The cheaper ones of course.

 

Straits Settlements King George V

Denomination: 10cts coin

Year : 1918

Composition : Silver .400 fine

Mintage : 7,500,074

Graded : My personal grade Hopefully - MS61. To be graded and advise.

 

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