Straits Settlement (1907-09) Trial Silver Pattern Dollar Coin.
Pattern coins can be categorized as:
True Patterns: are used to test a design with the intention of using the coin for circulation.
Experimental Pieces: are usually variations of a coin, i.e. planchet thickness or diameter, shape or composition, etc.
There have been many metals used in pattern coins. Some of them are: copper, copper-nickel, aluminum, brass, bronze, gold, nickel, lead, pewter, tin, steel, zinc and silver.
The trial pattern can be struck on both sides of the coin, or on just one side.
I was very lucky to be given the chance by Mr. AG to share with you about this very scarce Straits Settlement pattern dollar coin. It is a Uniface Silver Pattern or Die Trial for the Obverse of the Dollar. An Undated (1907-1909) Straits Settlement Silver Dollar with a diameter measured at 34mm.