NGC-certified Coins Highlighted in Malaysian Auction

Posted on 6/16/2021

An upcoming Trigometric Auctions sale features rarities from Southeast Asia's rich numismatic history.

Hundreds of vintage coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will be featured in Session 1 of an upcoming Trigometric Auctions sale, which takes place July 2-4, 2021 in Malaysia. Online bidding is now underway.

The star of the coin portion of the auction is one of the first dollars minted specifically for the Straits Settlements in Southeast Asia. The silver Straits Settlements 1903B Incuse Mintmark Dollar graded NGC MS 65 (lot 135) has an estimate of RM80,000 to RM110,000 (about $19,000 to $27,000 USD). NGC has graded more than 200 examples of this variety, and none are graded higher numerically than this example, according to the NGC Census.

Straits Settlements 1903B Incuse Mintmark Dollar graded NGC MS 65
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Straits Settlements was a British crown colony on the Malay Peninsula of Asia. It was formed in the 1820s by combining Singapore, Penang and Malacca. In 1903, the colony issued its first crown-sized coinage, the Straits Dollar. These were struck at the Bombay mint in India and feature a crowned bust of King Edward VII.

A second rarity drawing collectors’ attention is a Malaysia 1970 Copper Plated Steel Sen graded NGC MS 65 RB (lot 223) with an estimate of RM12,000 to RM15,000 (about $3,000 to $4,000 USD). The coin is a key date for collectors of Malaysian numismatics.

Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:

  • a Sarawak 1941H 1 Cent graded NGC MS 62 RB (lot 85) with an estimate of RM6,000 to RM8,000 (about $1,400 to $2,000 USD)
  • a Malaysia 1967 No Security Edge 50 Sen graded NGC MS 64 (lot 260) with an estimate of RM5,000 to RM8,000 (about $1,200 to $2,000 USD)
  • a Malaya 1954 50 Cents Without Security Edge graded NGC AU 50 (lot 189) with an estimate of RM3,000 to RM8,000 (about $700 to $2,000 USD)
  • a Malaysia 1976 Bronze Sen graded NGC MS 65 RD (lot 228) with an estimate of RM5,000 to RM7,000 (about $1,200 to $1,700 USD)
  • a Straits Settlements 1903B Incuse Mintmark Dollar graded NGC MS 61 (lot 134) with an estimate of RM3,000 to RM4,000 (about $730 to $970 USD)
  • a Bolivia 1808PTS PJ Bolivia “Caraolus IIII” 8 Reales graded NGC MS 62 (lot 2) with an estimate of RM1,800 to RM3,000 (about $450 to $730 USD)
  • a British North Borneo (pre-1924) 50 Cent graded NGC MS 63BN (lot 80) with an estimate of RM2,000 to RM3,000 (about $490 to $730 USD)

All estimates are provided by the auction house.

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