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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Straits Settlements East India Co coin price

In 1844, the Governor-General of India authorized the issue of coinage for The Straits Settlements. The first coins issued for The Straits Settlements in 1845 were ¼, ½ and 1 cent denominations in copper. the coins was declared legal tender in Straits Settlements by Indian Act VI of 1847 with effect from 1st June 1847 with a limit of 100 cents=one dollar. The dies for this coinage were engraved by William Wyon, chief engraver at the Royal Mint, London.

An East India Company ruling dated 22 April 1835 specified that "The year of the dies will represent the era of the alteration of the coins and will not need to be changed until a new coin shall be ordered to be struck". This ruling was applied to the Straits issue, it was 1862 before a new design was introduced. The 1845 coins did not arrive until May 1847 so all copper coins introduced to circulation between that date and 1862 bore the date 1845.

The coin obverse show the young potrait of Queen Victoria by William Wyon. Head of the Queen wearing coronet or diadem ornamented with a scroll facing left; around, "VICTORIA QUEEN". The ends of the coronet are connected by a band which is partly hidden by the hair. The hair is drawn into a knot decorated with beads behind the head. The reverse shows a myrtle wreath with denomination value within and with the inscription "EAST INDIA COMPANY" against the plain edged rim.

1/4 cent Straits Settlements East India Company 1845 coin
1/4 cent
Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1/4 cent
Country: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Calcutta Mint, India
Diameter: 18 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 2.33 g

Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Coin Edge: Plain


Coin Price:
Year Mintage Note V.Fine E.Fine Uncirculated Proof
1845 34,327,247 - 30.00 70.00 400.00 -


1/2 cent Straits Settlements East India Company 1845 coin
1/2 cent
Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1/2 cent
Country: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Calcutta Mint, India
Diameter: 22.5 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 4.66 g

Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Coin Edge: Plain


Coin Price:
Year Mintage Note V.Fine E.Fine Uncirculated Proof
1845 18,737,498 - 30.00 100.00 650.00 -


1 cent Straits Settlements East India Company 1845 coin
1 cent
Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1 cent
Country: Straits Settlements
Ruler/Governor: Queen Victoria
Mint: Calcutta Mint, India
Diameter: 29 mm
Thickness:
Weight: 9.33 g

Coin Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Coin Edge: Plain

Coin Price:
Year Mintage Note V.Fine E.Fine Uncirculated Proof
1845 18,525,893 - 30.00 100.00 500.00 -

*Price in US Dollar




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