STRAITS SETTLEMENTS quarter cent 1916


MALAYSIA, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, quarter cent, 1916, bronze, KM27, VF

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The Straits Settlements comprised Penang, Singapore, Malacca, and the Dinding Islands. The other constituents of the modern Federation of Malaysia had separate administrations.

Modern Malaysia is a federation of old sultanates with an elected king. The Sultanates came and went for1000 years, some succumbing to Portuguese and then Dutch attacks. In the 19th century the British took over most of the territory of the modern country and began consolidating the central administrative structures.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.