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Detailed information about coin type: Five Cents from Sarawak:

Coin type: Five Cents
Description

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 Five Cents (Silver)
Five Cents (CuproNickel)
Five Cents (Debased Silver)
Face value5 (x Cent)
Years produced1900 - 1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Reverse inscription

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Kavanagh, Kevin F. 1969. The Coins of Malaysia, pp 65-73
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins., 489-492 Pages

Five Cents: Photos

Cn 5 cent, Birmingham, 1927
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source

Cn 5 cent, Birmingham, 1927
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source
List of 8 coins of type: Five Cents from Sarawak
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1900 200,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1908 40,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1911 40,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1913 100,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1915 100,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1920 (Silver) 100,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C.V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1920 (CuproNickel) 400,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C.V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Five Cents 1927 600,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C.V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK