Sunday, November 21, 2010

1941 Straits Settlements King George VI 5 Dollars

If you guys are wondering what has the Straits Settlements got to do with Singapore Banknotes, heres a short paragraph quoted from Wikipedia.

The Straits Settlements were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia.

Originally established in 1826 as part of the territories controlled by the British East India Company, the Straits Settlements came under direct British control as a crown colony on 1 April 1867. The colony was dissolved as part of the British reorganisation of its South-East Asian dependencies following the end of the Second World War.

The Straits Settlements consisted of the individual settlements of Malacca, Penang (also known as Prince of Wales Island), and Singapore, as well as (from 1907) Labuan, off the coast of Borneo. With the exception of Singapore, these territories now form part of Malaysia.

And now the 5 dollar note, with foxing, but still a beautiful note with strong paper, in its original sheen and quality.





3 comments:

  1. I have some this money.
    if you interesting please contact me :)

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    1. you can email me @ sgbanknotes@gmail.com cheers!

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