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1 Dollar 1935, Straits Settlements

in Krause book Number: P16b
Years of issue: 01.01.1935
Edition: --
Signatures: For the currency commissioners: Mr. Rex Curral
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1931
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 123 х 64
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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1 Dollar 1935

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Head of Indochinese tiger.

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1 Dollar 1935

Photo by photographer Mr.George Grantham Bain (Bain News Service from 1898), HM The King George V

This engraving is done from the portrait by photographer Mr.George Grantham Bain (Bain News Service from 1898).

HM The King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert, 3 June 1865, Marlborough House, London - 20 January 1936, Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death.

George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 to 1891, he served in the Royal Navy. On the death of Victoria in 1901, George's father became King Edward VII, and George was made Prince of Wales. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar.

As a result of the First World War (1914-1918), most other European empires fell while the British Empire expanded to its greatest effective extent. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognised the dominions of the Empire as separate, independent states within the Commonwealth of Nations. He was plagued by illness throughout much of his later reign and at his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In center in words.

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1 Dollar 1935

Bust of a woman on the left. In the middle is Indochinese tiger.

Panthera tigris corbetti

The Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is a tiger subspecies dispersed throughout the Indochina region of Southeastern Asia. It is categorized as Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because in 2007, the population comprised less than 2,500 individuals with no sub populations greater than 250 individuals. Estimates range from 202 to 352 total individuals in the wild. Therefore, the Indochinese tiger is considered to approach the threshold for Critically Endangered.There is restricted access to border areas where this subspecies lives, so there is very little accurate information regarding its population status.

The tigers in peninsular Malaysia, formerly classified as Indochinese, have recently been reclassified as a separate subspecies, the Malayan tiger Panthera tigris jacksoni.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners.

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The Straits dollar was the currency of the Straits Settlements from 1898 until 1939.At the same time, it was also used in the Federated Malay States, the Unfederated Malay States, Sarawak, Brunei, and British North Borneo.

The Board of Commissioners of Currency introduced 5 and 10 dollar notes in 1898, followed by 50 and 100 dollars in 1901 and 1 dollar in 1906. Emergency issues of 10 and 25 cents were made between 1917 and 1920. 1000 dollar notes were issued in 1930 but during the remainder of the 1930s only 1, 5 and 10 dollar notes were issued.