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.
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1528– Colonial era Portuguese Malacca 1511–1641 Dutch Malacca 1641–1824 Straits Settlements 1826–1946 British Malaya 1874–1946 Federated Malay States 1895–1946 Unfederated Malay States 1909–1946 ... In 1939, the British government introduced a new currency, Malayan dollar (ringgit in Malay) for used in Malaya and Brunei replacing the Straits dollar at par value ... It had the smallest denominations of 1 cent to a highest of 1000 Malayan dollar and retained the exchange rate as was from the Straits dollar ...
... The unit initially corresponded to the Mexican dollar, and it replaced the Portuguese real at a rate of 1 pataca = 450 réais ... name pataca derives from the fact that the Portuguese always referred to the Mexican dollar as the 'Pataca Mexicana' ... Macau, but the predominant circulating coins were the silver Mexican dollars, the British silver trade dollars of Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements, as ...
... only as a unit of account for the silver Mexican dollar coins that circulated widely in the region at that time ... was no single currency in circulation and trade was dominated by the silver dollar coins, not only of Mexico, but also of China, as well as the British silver trade dollars that were minted for use in ... East Indies also corresponded to a silver dollar ...
... The Government of Straits Settlements was first authorised to issue currency notes by Ordinance VIII of 1897, which came into operation on 31 August 1898 ... All notes were freely exchangeable with the Mexican dollar or the various other silver coins that were legal tender in the Colony ... In the previous issue the 5-dollar note had been of almost the same size and design as the 10-dollar ...
Famous quotes containing the words dollar and/or straits:
“... if we have a dollar to spend on some wild excess, we shall spend it on a book, not on asparagus out of season.”
—Katharine Fullerton Gerould (18791944)
“Yes! in sea of life enisled,
With echoing straits between us thrown,
Dotting the shoreless watery wild,
We mortal millions live alone.”
—Matthew Arnold (18221888)