Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Straits Settlements $1 Note 1906

This is a Straits Settlements $1 note issued during the reign of King Edward VII (1901 to 1910). It was dated 1 September 1906 and was printed by the London firm of Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd. There are few different types of this $1 Straits Settlements note issued during the reign of King Edward II and King George (1910 to 1936). This particular one that posted below is the earliest type of $1 Straits Settlements note. Comparing to other issuance of $1 Straits Settlement notes, this type of $1 note was printed without figure "1" on the both sides of "One Dollar" of the obverse.

Kelvin Cheung owns this piece of note which he bought it from a banknote fair in Europe. Any one has any idea on the value of this note? One thing to note is that the note is graded low with a few holes internally from excessive folding.

$1 Straits Settlement note printed in 1906. Collection of Kelvin Cheung.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing unusual about this particular 1906 SS $1 banknote which is just one of the few varieties of that denomination. Both Steven Tan's and KN Boon's catalogues don't even have a quote for very poor condition banknote, unless it is one of a kind. I guess it to be in the region of a few hundred ringgit, not exceeding a thousand. Personal guesstimate.

Anonymous said...

actually i have buy this similar notes a year ago.its cost me about RM500 for the Poor grade. Last week,one seller had sell 1906 SS $1 about gFine grade which its cost about RM6000.

Jack Hoo said...

Thanks for sharing the market value of this Straits Settlements $1 Note 1906.

songyuh said...

i got a 1st january 1940 1dollar(green in colour) for sold...contact me 0129670000,MR.ANG

Anonymous said...

How much are you offering for the 1940 $1 note?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i got Straits Settlements $1 Note 1906... contact me 0177333509 `dea`

Owen W. Linzmayer said...

I would like to contact Jack Hoo directly. Can you please email me? owen@banknotenews.com