Sunday, September 26, 2010

Straits Settlements Coins - King Edward VII (1901 - 1910)

The second series of Straits Settlement Coins were issued under the reign of King Edward VII (1901 - 1910) . This series of coins were released in denomination of 1/4 Cent, 1/2 Cent, 1 Cent, 5 Cents, 10 Cents, 20 Cents, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar.

1/4, 1/2 and 1 Cent coins were made by bronze. 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents were made by silver in range of .600 to .800 silver. One dollar coin was made by .900 silver. The coins were issued from 1901 to 1910.

Straits Settlements Coins issued under reign of King Edward VII (1901 - 1910)

Straits Settlements Coins - Queen Victoria (1871 - 1901)

There are three series of Straits Settlements coins issued between 1871 and 1935 with the inscription of "Straits Settlements". These series of coins were issued under the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 -1901), King Edward VII (1901-1910) and King George V (1910-1936).

In brief, the three Settlements of Penang, Malacca and Singapore were amalgamated to form the Straits Settlements in 1826. The capital was Penang until 1836, when it was transferred to Singapore. In 1858, British Government took over the Straits Settlements. During this period, the Straits Settlements was under control of the Government of British India. A new issuance of coins with the inscription of "India Straits" was released in 1862.

In 1867, the Straits Settlements were transferred to the Imperial Government in London and on the same year the Straits Settlements became a Crown Colony. The first series of Straits Settlements coins was then issued in 1871. This series of Queen Victoria Straits Settlements coins was issued in 1/4 Cent, 1/2 Cent, 1 Cent, 5 Cents, 10 Cents, 20 Cents and 50 cents.

1/4 , 1/2 and 1 Cent coins were made by copper and bronze depending on their issuance year. 5, 10, 20 and 50 Cents were made by .800 silver. These coins were released from 1871 to 1901.

Straits Settlements coins during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 to 1901)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

145th Malaysia Numismatic Society Auction

The 145th Coins and Banknotes Auction will be held at Muzium Negara on 26 September 2010 (Sunday). This is the 3rd auction organised by the Malaysia Numismatic Society (MSN) in 2010. If you are looking around for coins and banknotes to add into your collection, pay a visit to MNS website for latest auction list. There are more than 100 items for you to bid.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Commemorative Coins Available for Sale at BNM

Coin collectors to take note! A golden change for you to grab BNM commemorative coins. Kindly be informed that the following commemorative coins are available for sale at Bank Negara Malaysia with a very attractive prices.

2010 - 125th Anniversary of Keretapi Tanah Melayu
2009 - International Year of Astronomy 2009
2008 - 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Royal Malaysian Air Force
2006 - 50th Years of Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA)
2005 - Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 30th Annual Meeting 2005
2001 - 21st Sea Games
1992 - Ordinary uncirculated Coin Sets (OUCS)

The above coins are available at Laman Informasi Nasihat & Khidmat, BNM located at Ground Floor, Block D, Bank Negara Malaysia, Jalan Dato Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . Please visit BNM website for further information.

Building of BNM located at Jalan Dato Onn. Image by wikipedia.