In my earlier article, at the Marvin International Auction,Singapore, a choice Uncirculated condition 5 cent 1920 King George V SILVER coin fetched a whopping USD9,000 price tag (excluding 15% buyer premium +7% gst). This coin has a 0.400 silver content with original mintage of 4,000,031( do not know how many is left)
However, at a recent November 2008 Mavin Auction, a shocking RECORD PRICE is realized for the same type of coin George V, 5 Cents, 1920, (KM.31), silver, NGC MS65. Lot 1208. Auction price range from US$12,000-13,000 but Realised: US$33,000(excluding 15% buyer premium + 7%GST). With this record price, it has now superceded any Straits Settlements coins to-date being sold including the 50cent Queen Victoria coins.
Another similar George V, 5 Cents, 1920, (KM.31), silver, with lower grade condition where the reverse of the coin is About Extremely Fine(AEF), the obverse of the coin is Very Good(VG). Lot no 1207 which has an auction price ranging from US$500-600 realised a figure of US$400(excludin 15% buyer premium+7%GST)
Its cousin, George V, 5 Cents, 1920, (KM.34), COPPER-NICKEL, multi coloured toning, weak strike, about uncirculated fetched only USD 120 from the auction price S$160-200