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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Straits Settlements-An 1891-Queen Victoria 1 Cent Coin-Illustrated

Below is the obverse and reverse of an 1891 1 Cent coin issued for the Straits Settlements. A group of territories originally established in 1826 and administered by the British East India Company. In 1867 the territories were reformed as a Crown Colony and consisted of the settlements of Penang, Dinding, Malacca, Singapore, Christmas and Cocos Islands and Labuan, an island off the coast of Borneo. With the exceptions of Singapore, Christmas and Cocos Islands the territories of the Straits Settlements are now part of Malaysia.




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