Thursday, March 3, 2011

68. Straits Settlements 25 Cents 1917

image 1: obverse and reverse of the note



Country of Origin: Straits Settlements
Denomination: Twenty Five Cents / 25 Cents
Prefixes: 0/1 33457
Dimension: 109mm x 76mm
Reference: K.N Boon B15
Category: Emergency Issues
Date: January of 1917 
Sign(s): H. Marriot as Acting Treasurer
Watermark(s): None
Design & Print: Government Survey Office, Kuala Lumpur, Federated of Malay States
Extra Note: Black on cream white paper, orange pattern design in centre. Reverse with yellow background and tiger, facing to the left in black.




     A rag? My roommate laughed at me like hell when I told him I bought this note for a few hundred Ringgit. Well, so far this rag has chartered the highest price ever paid by me in buying coins or banknotes. Personally, this is the most beautiful banknotes of Straits Settlements, especially for its font. According to Steven Tan (2010), an uncirculated piece of this banknote is worth .. RM25,000. Would you buy it if someone offer a piece in UNC condition at a price of RM20,000?


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i will definitely buy it provided i have the $$$$ for a UNC piece...i really love the tiger at the reverse of the note...
chua

mnfaj said...

Hi Chua,
Err same with me too, i will definitely buy it, but still I hope I don't have to buy it. RM20k is too large for me. :(

Anonymous said...

Sorry, lah, this note where got UNC one?

mnfaj said...

Anon,
I don't know.

whycollect said...

Ya, beautiful. Arg, if only we have all the cash in the world :D

david said...

For me this is one of the most beautiful designs of all SS notes. This was my first SS note bought in 2007. Sold to MNFAJ in 2011.This note is much nicer than the one seen in the Perak Musuem which suprisingly would you believe it only 1/5 of the banknote remaining... only the sketched tiger.

mnfaj said...

Hi David,
Ya I agree with you that this note is the most beautiful designs of all SS notes.

Wow I would love to visit Perak Museum once in the future to see it.

As a student, this is the most expensive buying i have ever had. Thanks for your kind service. L

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