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Old Straits Settlements Paper Money Guide

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Straits Settlements 50 Dollars 24th September 1925

Straits Settlements 50 Dollars 24th September 1925

Old Straits Settlements paper money can be incredibly rare and valuable depending on a number of factors. In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know and make sure you’re getting the most for your bill if you decide to sell.

We are specifically interested in Straits Settlements banknotes from 1896 to 1935. Some of these notes can be worth $50 to $100 while others worth thousands of dollars.

If you’re interested in selling paper money from the Government of the Straits Settlements banknotes but don’t want to read the rest of this guide, feel free to contact us today so we can help determine the price of your banknote and you’ll also receive our best offer.

How Much is my Straits Settlements Paper Money Worth?

Old money from Straits Settlements can be worth a lot of cash. If you’ve come across a collection and found paper money from the Straits Settlements, it’s possible you have paper money worth thousands of dollars. When trying to determine the value of Straits Settlements banknotes you have to take into consideration major factors at play.

The first factor is the Condition. Condition is king when it comes to most collectible items in general. I’ve purchased a very poor condition banknote examples in the past for $10 to $20 while the same bill in perfect condition would be worth over $500. If somehow you have a Straits Settlements banknote from the early 1900s that’s in pristine condition, the likelihood of a valuable banknote increases significantly.

Another important factor when determining the value of Straits Settlement paper money is the Market. The market is constantly fluctuating, in different sectors. Particularly paper money the market can quickly be cut in half during a recession, as we saw in late 2008. The collectible paper money market was gutted and never truly returned to its full price since then.

Supply and Demand is something we’ve all learned about in our lives at one point or another. And for Straits Settlements paper money its a very important concept.

I’ve handled extremely scarce banknotes from the 1700s that are quite literally one-of-a-kind that are relatively worthless simply because nobody wants them. That is not the case with Straits Settlements paper money though, I will tell you that.

The last thing you should know that will increase the value of your Straits Settlements paper money is the Serial Number. A poor condition banknote with low demand worth only $10 can be turned into a $100 bill easily if it has a rare serial number. To learn more about what exactly a rare or fancy serial number is, check out this in-depth guide we wrote specifically for rare serial numbers.

Should I contact a Paper Money Expert?

Depending on your capabilities, willingness to learn, and the complexity of Straits Settlements Paper Money varieties and conditions, as well as market variables, you could buy, sell, and collect Straits Settlements Currency yourself. Or, you might discover that you would prefer the help of an expert. Either way is okay!

If you end up looking for expert help, it’s important to know many consultants “provide Free Evaluations,” but can vary widely in quality and honesty. Knowing how to choose a trustworthy Paper Money Expert can save you a lot of time and money, as the wrong person can do more harm to your pocketbook than they will help.

Fake Straits Settlements Bills

Considering how valuable some of these bills are, there can be a lot of fake Straits Settlements bills in collectors’ possessions. If you have a Straits Settlements banknote and you want to know if it’s real or fake, contact us and we’ll let you know within 24 hours along with our best price offer if you’re interested in selling. I think you may be surprised by how much money we offer for your paper money collection.

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The Government of the Straits Settlements Banknotes

Some paper money bills from the Government of the Straits Settlements can be nearly impossible to locate. That’s why we wrote this guide to help people interested in learning and who potentially want to sell their paper money. Below is every denomination and date that has relative value in the market.

If you have a bill from the Straits Settlements and you don’t see it listed below, contact us today and we’d be glad to help you. Who knows, your bill may actually be worth a lot more than you imagined.

10 Cents

Straits Settlements 10 Cents 1st July 1917 - 10th June 1920

Straits Settlements 1917 – 1920

Straits Settlements 10 Cents 14th October 1919

Straits Settlements 1919

25 Cents

Straits Settlements 25 Cents 1917

Straits Settlements 1917

1 Dollar

Straits Settlements 1 Dollar 1st September 1909 - 5th September 1924

Straits Settlements 1909 – 1924

Straits Settlements 1 Dollar 1st January 1931 - 1st January 1935

Straits Settlements 1931 –  1935

Straits Settlements 1 Dollar 2nd January 1914 - 5th September 1924

Straits Settlements 1914 – 1924

Straits Settlements 1 Dollar 1925; 1927; 1st January 1929

Straits Settlements 1925; 1927; 1929

5 Dollars

Straits Settlements 5 Dollars 1st September 1896; 1st March 1900

Straits Settlements 1896; 1900

Straits Settlements 5 Dollars 1st January 1931 - 1st January 1935

Straits Settlements 1931 – 1935

Straits Settlements 5 Dollars 1st February 1901 - 5th September 1924

Straits Settlements 1901 – 1924

Straits Settlements 5 Dollars 1st January 1925 - 1st January 1930

Straits Settlements 1925 – 1930

10 Dollars

Straits Settlements 10 Dollars 1st September 1898 - 5th September 1924

Straits Settlements 1898 – 1924

Straits Settlements 10 Dollars 1st January 1925 - 1st January 1930

Straits Settlements 1925 – 1930

Straits Settlements 10 Dollars 1st January 1931 - 1st January 1935

Straits Settlements 1931 – 1935

50 Dollars

Straits Settlements 50 Dollars 1st February 1901

Straits Settlements 1901

Straits Settlements 50 Dollars 1st February 1901 - 1st November 1927

Straits Settlements 1901 – 1927

100 Dollars

Straits Settlements 100 Dollars 1st February 1901

Straits Settlements 1901

Straits Settlements 100 Dollars 24th September 1925; 1st November 1927

Straits Settlements 1925; 1927

1,000 Dollars

Straits Settlements 1000 Dollars 17th March 1911

Straits Settlements 1911

Straits Settlements 1000 Dollars 24th September 1925 - 1st October 1930

Straits Settlements 1925 – 1930

10,000 Dollars

Straits Settlements 10,000 Dollars 1st September 1919 - 8th December 1933

Straits Settlements 1919 – 1933

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