Coins from the Straits Settlements

Straits Settlements was the name given to a series of British colonial possessions on the Malay Peninsula, with the oldest being Penang, founded in 1786, followed by Singapore in 1819. Their strategic position on the Straits of Malacca earned them the title 'Gibraltar of the East', and following a series of wars in the 1860s with local kingdoms, the territory was annexed and enlarged to become known as the 'Malay States' in 1905, with some of those semi-autonomous kingdoms issuing their own coinage during British rule. Japanese troops occupied the colony in mid-1942 following the fall of Singapore and the surrender of the garrison. The area was liberated in 1945, and following a communist insurrection in 1948, the territory was decolonized in 1962/3.
Wikidata: Q376178

See also: Malay peninsula, Malaysia, Singapore, Malaya, Malaya and British Borneo

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Dollar (1845-1939)

100 Cents = 1 Dollar

Available for swap ¼ Cent - Victoria
1845

Copper • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# 1, N# 15222
Available for swap ¼ Cent - Victoria
1862

Copper • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# 4, N# 34023
Available for swap ¼ Cent - Victoria
1872-1883

Copper • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# 7, N# 34025
Available for swap ¼ Cent - Victoria
1884

Bronze • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 7a, N# 15526
Available for swap ¼ Cent - Victoria
1889-1901

Bronze • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# 14, N# 12767
¼ Cent - Victoria (Trial Strike)
1891

Pattern
Gold (.900) • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# Pn6, N# 129321
¼ Cent - Victoria (Trial Strike)
1891-1898

Pattern
Silver (.925) • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# Pn5, KM# Pn11, N# 129320
Available for swap ¼ Cent - Edward VII
1904-1908

Bronze • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 17, N# 12768
Available for swap ¼ Cent - George V
1916

Bronze • 2.33 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 27, N# 12769