Tuesday, November 9, 2010

42. Straits Settlements Emergency Issues 1919





Country of Origin: Straits Settlements (Now part of Malaysia and Singapore)
Denomination:
10 Cents
Prefixes: c/65 82039
Dimension: 109mm x 63 mm
References: K.N Boon B16e
Category: Emergency Issue Notes
Sign(s): AM Pountney as Treasurer
Date: 14th October 1919
Printer: Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, London

     The only dragon in our country, heheh. Apparently tiger, cow and of course, barking deer are the top 3 most popular animal to be used in Malaysia currency.

     This note is well decorated with Oriental influence, both in reverse and obverse parts. There are two varieties of this banknotes, first signed by AM Pountney as Acting Treasurer and second signed by him as Treasurer. The former is quite harder to find and commands higher value than the latter.

   Bought this piece for a two-digit price, can I hope the same for the Acting Treasurer signed one? Yes, for Poor condition. T-T

4 comments:

whycollect said...

Thanks for sharing.

Ed said...

Hello,

I have posted on to my collection here:

Straits Settlement - 10 Cents Currency Note, 2nd Issue - A. M. Pountney (1919)
http://www.exonumi.com/?page=publish&id=1.107.BN.831f7

Unknown said...

Hi,

I think some of the items in your collection are truly valuable. Why not get them professionally graded and sealed by the Monetarium Singapore @ The Adelphi. I have a few Straits Settlements banknote and coins too. But I think yours would have better value.

Noor Liza said...

Hi,

I think some of the items in your collection are truly valuable. Why not get them professionally graded and sealed by the Monetarium Singapore @ The Adelphi. I have a few Straits Settlements banknote and coins too. But I think yours would have better value.

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