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Another coin acquired recently.

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 20cts

Year : 1897H

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 185,000 (About one of the lesser mintage for the latter years)

Grade - XF+ (In my opinion)

 

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You take some wonderful pictures

 

Thank you. All shots are taken with a macro lens with top lighting from at an angle.

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Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 10cts

Year : 1883

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 165,000

Grade: VF+ ~ XF (In my opinion)

 

This is one of the scarce coin I acquired many years back. Not sure how much I paid for it. Apparently it's the second most expensive year of the 10cts series. The most expensive piece is the 1883H (Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England) even though at 610,000 mintage.

 

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One of the Queen Victoria 10cts later years silver coin. Mintage are relatively very high; one of very common coin found offered over the net. However the high grade copies are hard to find. Hope to get hold of a better copy and at lower price.

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 10cts

Year : 1896

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 2,255,540

Grade: VF+ ~ XF (In my opinion)

 

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New addition to my collection.

 

Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII

Denomination: 10 cts

Year : 1902

Composition : 800. Silver

Mintage : 6,118,000

Graded : AU

 

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Nice coins Sidney. You have a terrific collection.

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Thank you, a long way to go to build the collection. Hope someone can share their Straits Settlement collection also.

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One of the beautiful in hand, however disappointed when it came back slab and graded AU "Scratches"

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria

Denomination : 50cts

Year : 1896

Composition : Silver .800 fine

Mintage : 120,000

Grade - AU "Scratches" NGC Slab

 

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Nomatter what they graded it Sydney, I think its a beautiful coin. It would do any collection proud

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I need to check in on this forum more often... these types of British Commonwealth coins are right up my alley. Great pics! I am still relatively new to the hobby (been doing this less than a year) but I did manage to acquire an 1894 Straits Settlements 10 cent piece that is one of the prizes of my still nascent collection. My immediate goal is to get at least one example of a coin from each British Commonwealth country then move into filling them out as time allows. I often wondered what it must feel like for monarchs to spend money with their own face on it. Talk about narcissism lol.

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This is one of the difficult year in the Kg George V's series which I manage to get hold of, especially if they are in high grades. I had it slabbed and it was certified as AU58. Catalog price for a UNC copy is about $330, however in a recent Singapore auction in April '13 a piece graded MS62 sold for approx, $1840. Wow! that was incredible; now hoping to get an UNC copy will proof expensive.

 

Straits Settlements King George V
Denomination : 20cts
Year : 1916B
Composition : Silver .600 fine
Mintage : 545,230
Grade - AU 58 (Total Grade at AU58 by NGC:4)

 

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Very nice Sidney. Sometimes auction prices get way out of line with reality but often they are truer indicators of value than pricing guides or ebay.

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Many high quality coins goes beyond catalog prices because been certified. One will definitely not pay high bucks base on personal gradings or from the pictures posted on eBay or any other auction sites as they can be deceiving, but once they are certified that's a different story.

There are picks in the market anyway, but if they start low I will take chances to bid on the coins, then have it slab and certified.

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Hunting for high quality Q Victoria 50cts coins is hard to come buy let alone expensive, but here's one purchased recently.

 

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria
Denomination : 50cts
Year : 1890H
Composition : Silver .800 fine
Mintage : 42,000
Grade - VF

 

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Nice 50 cents Sidney. Terrific photograph too.

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This is one of the two coins acquired much earlier, one of which was slab and sold about two months back. This is yet to be slab but will be soon.

 

Straits Settlements Kg Edward VII
Denomination: 50cts
Year : 1902
Composition : Silver .800 fine
Mintage : 148,000
Graded : XF+

 

Still in the hunt for a UNC piece.

 

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