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Coin - 1 Cent, Straits Settlements, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13925

1 Cent, Issued by Straits Settlements, Malaysia, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, 1873
Minted by Calcutta Mint, India

Pridmore states 'Most of the copper coinage was executed by the Indian Government Mint, Calcutta'
Statement Of Significance:
'The Straits Settlements were transferred from the control of the Indian Government to that of the Secretary of State for the Colonies on April 1, 1867; and a local Act was at once passed which established the silver dollar (Hong Kong, &.) as the legal tender of payment, and provided for a subsidiary coinage. Under this Act a silver and copper coinage was applied for in 1871. ... The first copper coins were struck in 1872 at Birmingham'
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.236 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, straits settlement
Themes this item is part of: Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malaysia - Straits Settlements
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Straits Settlements
DateEra: 1873 AD
Denomination: 1 Cent
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen, wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with jewels, facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN. The ends of the coronet are connected by a band decorated with a scroll which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot behind the head and teied with a bow at the back of the head.
Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 1; around above, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS; around below, ONE CENT 1873
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Straits Settlements (Malaysia), 1873
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1873
References: KM#9
Pridmore 146
Hocking, William John, Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies, and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint, London, 1906, Vol. 1, p.292
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  2. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951, Government Printing Office, Singapore, Singapore, 1955

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