The Straits Settlements Dollars

The StraitsSettlement Dollars

The Straits Settlements dollars were issued from 1899 as a measure to provide economic stability to British possessions in Malaya, and to phase out the less stable commercial banknotes. The new Straits Settlements dollars quickly became the main trade dollar of the region. In 1941, the Straits Settlements notes made way for the issuance of the new Malaya dollar notes. However, the onset of war and Japanese occupation saw the process disrupted.

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