Friday, January 14, 2011

51. Straits Settlements 5 Cents 1920 Nickel

image 1: reverse

image 2: obverse
Country of Origin: Straits Settlements (Now a part of Malaysia)
Date: 1920
Denomination: Five Cents
Weight: 4.00g
Edge: Plain
Dimension: Diameter of 20.0mm
Composition: Nickel
Population: 20,000,000
Reference: KN16, SSC22
Mint: Unknown
Category: Normal Circulation Coin
Extra Note: -

    Another coin of Straits Settlements, bigger in size and made from Nickel, at first I suspected that this is a fake coin. But as always, our first judgments are usually the false ones. 

   There are two types of 5 cents of 1920, which is the other one made from Silver. To my surprise, the Silver 5 Cents commands very high price, RM21k for uncirculated piece! Do you have it?

13 comments:

whycollect said...

Still hoping to catch a glimpse of an UNC 1920 SS 5cents silver coin.
Thanks alot for sharing, Mnfaj.
Cheers.

mnfaj said...

RM21k for a mere 5 cent coin, quite nonsense if we are looking on the non-collector side. hehe
Thanks for dropping, whycollect.

Anonymous said...

hi Mnfaj,May i know what is the price of 5 cents silver 1920 in EF condition?

mnfaj said...

Hi anon,
maybe an EF of that coins is worth around RM7.5k.

Beatrice said...

What about VF condition? And where can I get my coins properly graded in malaysia??

Anonymous said...

I have a 10 cents Straits Settlements 1927 coin. What could be the value? Looks like silver.

Anonymous said...

Very good shiny condition

Anonymous said...

hi
this coin is i have so i want to sale this coin.
so if you want this coin call me my cell no +919974420544 (INDIA)

arif vhora said...

hi
this coin is i have so i want to sale this coin.
so if you want this coin call me my cell no +919974420544 (INDIA)

Evilz said...

Hai i have several 1920 king george 5 cent coin in VF condition but how could i know whether it's silver or copper nickel?F condition but how could i know whether it's silver or copper nickel?

Evilz said...

Hai i have several 1920 king george 5 cent coin in VF condition but how could i know whether it's silver or copper nickel?

mnfaj said...

Hi Evilz,
The silver coin is of smaller diameter rather than copper nickel, and for silver version, the number 5 is smaller.

Anonymous said...

I have a Straits Settlements 5 CENTS .. 1920 Siver Coin in very good condition for sale ... contact JON at hekeenkl@gmail if interested. TQ

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