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Detailed information about coin type: Twenty Cents from Sarawak:

Coin type: Twenty Cents
Description

The weights and fineness of the silver coins of Rajah Charles Brooke corresponded with the issues of Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements.

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 Twenty Cents (Large)
Twenty Cents (Debased Silver)
Twenty Cents (Small)
Face value20 (x Cent)
Years produced1900 - 1927 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
MaterialSilver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Reverse inscription

EdgeMilled 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

Twenty Cents: Photos

Sarawak 1910-H 20 cents
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Notes: Twenty Cents Large (1900 - 1920).
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Sarawak 1927-H 20 cents
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Notes: Twenty Cents Small (1927).
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Sarawak 1910-H 20 cents
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Notes: Charles Brooke, Rajah (1900 - 1915).
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Sarawak 1927-H 20 cents
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Notes: Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah (1920 - 1927).
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List of 8 coins of type: Twenty Cents from Sarawak
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1900 75,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1906 25,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1910 25,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1911 25,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1913 25,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1915 25,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1920 25,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C.V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK
Twenty Cents 1927 250,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C.V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK