After Tumasek became the East India Company area, Singapore used Penang Token with Governour General Initial (1800-1804) Governor Leigh (GL) ,Gvernor Farquhar(GF) and in 1809 issued with innitial A&C(Anderson &Clubley) .This Token never found in Indonesia because this time In Indonesia especially Sumatra were used Palembang Darusalam Tin Pices ( about this token please look at Palembang Ancient Token(Tin Pices) ,will put in this blog next week) .The Singapore rare Token and Coins which used in Indonesia area because west coast sumatra(Bencoolen and west sumatra ) as the enclaved of Brtish after Java and other area Indonesia Gave back to Dutch , and West Borneo border area with Sarawak also used that Token. Singapore marchant also issue many type s token between 1828-1853 , first : The East India company series, Second: Island Of sumatra series, Third : Island of Sultana series, fourth : Fighting Cock Series,Fifth : Native States Token series (Pulau Perca -the native Ruber sumatra Island, Negri Acheh,Negeri Tarumon,Menangkabau,Negri Dilli-Deli-Medan area,Negri Siak-sri Indra Pura riouw, tanah malayu, Negri Perak,Negri selangor,Negri Trenganu, Tanah Ugi-Bugis celebes, Muang Thai and J.B. james brooke Sarawak. (Muang Thai and Sarawak J.B. kepeng until this day never seen / found in Indonesia) all this tokes forbidden to used in Indonesia starting from 1850 when dutch East Indie issue the definitif Coins 1/2 cent,1 cent and 21/2 cent (look in this blog nect week “Indonesia Numismatic History (rare DEI-coins). Beside this Token , at Singapore circulated East India Company Queen Victoria coins, India Straits Queen Victoria coins, and Straits settlements coins. All that token and coins have illustrated in Standard catalogue of Malaysia Singapore Brunai coins & paper money issued by ISC Kuala lumpur Malaysia,18th edition 2007-2009 edited by Steven Tan.
All the tokens and Singapore cois from EIC, India straits and Straits settlement Queen Victoria also cirrculating at the Sarawak border area West Borneo (Sintang) and West Coast Sumatra that is why I could find that rare token and coins from that two area when I have worked there. The rare Singapore related Tokens and Coins found in Indonesia in my collections were the first report from Indonesian cllectors @copy right Dr Iwan S.2010 will arranged in Chronologic collection matching illustration rare Token & Coins with Basic History Singapore , please apologize if the illustration and basic history mismatch , tell me via comment to edit. The uncommon token and coins didn,t illustrated because the collectors can look in the Steven Tan Catalogue. Please look carefully the chronologic Collection below and the illustration of rare token $ coins collections below.
1805 Raffles as Assistent the court of secretary Directore resolve on consilidating the establisment at Penang.
1810. illustration. Coat of Arms Series -east india Company at Prince of Wales-Pulau Penang. Half Cent(Half Pice) copper penang Token headside coat of arm -EIC 1810 and tailside in arabic Pulau penang.
1811-1816 Sir Thomas Stampford Raffles became Indonesia Govermor General after win the Napoleon Java War at Mester Cornelis war (now jatinegara, complete history will put in this blog’ Napoleon Java war 1811, the war between EIC british India soldier with French-Dutch and native soldiers). Raffles issued Lead Douit Java coins (look at Indonesia Numicmatic history/Raffles coins,wil put in this blog next week).
1818-1824 Rafless became Governor British Position at West Coast Sumatra-Bencooeln and West Sumatra/Padang.
1819 Raffles became Administrator Singapore under Bengal Presidency (EIC-Madras)
1824 Singapore caded to British (EIC) from Sultan Johor.
1826. Singapore and Malacca were transferred from Bengal Presidency to Penang Residency.
1830 Rename Penang EIC residency to the Presidency of Straits Settlement east India Company .(India Straits)
1832 Straits East India Company ‘s Presidency transfered from Penang to Singapore.
1835 Illustration Coin Collection : Singapore marchant Token , island of sultana series one keping copper coin with one flag coat of arm Straits East India Company , same as East India company Madras but with only one flag, Madras two flag . many colectors didn,t understand why EIC have to coat of arm with two flag(EIC-Madras) and one flag to the left( EIC-singapore) to campare look at penang token wit two flag(EIC-Madras residency Penang)@copyright Dr Iwan S.2010.
1845 . illustration collection. The first EIC -Singapore presidency issued East India Company Queen Victoria brass coins with three value 1/4 cent and 1/2 cent , but I didn’t found 1 cent.
1862 .Illustration collections. The second EIC-Singapore presidency issued India Straits Queen Victoria brass coins with three nominal value : 1/4 cent (i didn’t found), 1/2 cent and 1 cent.why didn’t EIC because Singapore during preparation to be the EIC supervison office and the name will change from East india company Bengal -Madras to East India company straits-Singapore.
1867. Supervision of the Straits was transfered from India office-Madras to Straits Colonial office-singapore .After this Singapore administrator of Straits Settlements including Singapore,Malacca, Penang and Labuan Island.
1872. the first Straits settlement brass coin issued three nominal value 1/4 cent,1/2 cent and 1 cent , but Ihave only the last issued of 1/4 cent strait settlement coins 1901 but still difficult to found in Indonesia(illustration) , the 1/4 cent very rare issued 1873 1nd 1883 I didn,t found please who have its showed us. illustration 1/2 cent brass straitsetllement queen victoria 1901 ( I don’t have the very rare 1873&1883), and 1 cent 1890( I didn’t have the very rare 1878)
The modern Singapore coins is the first cupro-nickel Singapore coins $1.- 1978, limited edition only 37.000. I hope the collectors keep this coin in their collection because still exist now.
@Copy right Dr Iwan S.2010.
1862. Illustration collection.