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Straits Settlements Dollar

#1 Unread post by billn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:04 pm

Hi group, new here and new to the Straits Settlements series. I've decided to put together a set of the SS dollars and was wondering if anyone else is collecting these coins.



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#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm

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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:50 am

Welcome to the forum! I don't know of anyone but would like to see some images of your coins.

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#4 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:49 am

Welcome.
Where were the Straits Settlement dollars used.

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#5 Unread post by billn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:04 am

Here are a few pixs
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#6 Unread post by billn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 am

Countries and territories › Malaysia › Straits Settlements

Straits Settlements was the name given to a series of British colonial possessions on the Malay Peninsula, with the oldest being Penang, founded in 1786, followed by Singapore in 1819. Their strategic position on the Straits of Malacca earned them the title 'Gibraltar of the East', and following a series of wars in the 1860s with local kingdoms, the territory was annexed and enlarged to become known as the 'Malay States' in 1905, with some of those semi-autonomous kingdoms issuing their own coinage during British rule. Japanese troops occupied the colony in mid-1942 following the fall of Singapore and the surrender of the garrison. The area was liberated in 1945, and following a communist insurrection in 1948, the territory was decolonized in 1962/3.

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#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:07 am

billn wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 am
Countries and territories › Malaysia › Straits Settlements

Straits Settlements was the name given to a series of British colonial possessions on the Malay Peninsula, with the oldest being Penang, founded in 1786, followed by Singapore in 1819. Their strategic position on the Straits of Malacca earned them the title 'Gibraltar of the East', and following a series of wars in the 1860s with local kingdoms, the territory was annexed and enlarged to become known as the 'Malay States' in 1905, with some of those semi-autonomous kingdoms issuing their own coinage during British rule. Japanese troops occupied the colony in mid-1942 following the fall of Singapore and the surrender of the garrison. The area was liberated in 1945, and following a communist insurrection in 1948, the territory was decolonized in 1962/3.
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#8 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:31 pm

Nice coins!

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#9 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 am

billn wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 am
Countries and territories › Malaysia › Straits Settlements

Straits Settlements was the name given to a series of British colonial possessions on the Malay Peninsula, with the oldest being Penang, founded in 1786, followed by Singapore in 1819. Their strategic position on the Straits of Malacca earned them the title 'Gibraltar of the East', and following a series of wars in the 1860s with local kingdoms, the territory was annexed and enlarged to become known as the 'Malay States' in 1905, with some of those semi-autonomous kingdoms issuing their own coinage during British rule. Japanese troops occupied the colony in mid-1942 following the fall of Singapore and the surrender of the garrison. The area was liberated in 1945, and following a communist insurrection in 1948, the territory was decolonized in 1962/3.
Thanks for the follow up and information on your series.
Really like history!
(Now that I've been out of high school for a year or two? :l widegrin )

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Re: Straits Settlements Dollar

#10 Unread post by ATT2121 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:22 pm

Beautiful coins! Very interesting history, thanks for sharing

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