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Detailed information about coin type: Fifty Cents from Sarawak:

Coin type: Fifty Cents
Description

The first coin of the denomination, 50 Cents 1900H dated, was authorised for circulation with Government Notice No. XXX dated 1st August 1900.

During the Japanese occupation of Sarawak in World War II, the occupiers melted down most of the silver coinage they could find. Much of the silver coming now on the market was used as ornaments. In some cases coins may have been buried with the dead and show small solder marks or (filled) holes. The coins were coated with a purple die when buried with the dead.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types Fifty Cents (Large)
Fifty Cents (Small)
Face value50 (x Cent)
Years produced1900 - 1927 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
MaterialSilver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Reverse inscription

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Saran, Singh. The Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, 1400-1967. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysia Numismatic Society, 1986. pp 351-372.
[Book] Kavanagh, Kevin F. 1969. The Coins of Malaysia, pp 65-73
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins, pp 489-492

Fifty Cents: Photos

Sarawak 1900-H 50 cents
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Notes: Fifty Cents Large (1900, 1906).
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Sarawak 1927-H 50 cents
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Notes: Fifty Cents Small (1927).
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Sarawak 1900-H 50 cents
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Notes: Charles Brooke, Rajah (1900, 1906).
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Sarawak 1927-H 50 cents
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Notes: Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah (1927).
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List of 3 coins of type: Fifty Cents from Sarawak
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1900 40,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Fifty Cents 1906 10,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Fifty Cents 1927 200,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK