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Coin: Five Cents 1920

CountryNorth Borneo CurrencyBritish North Borneo Dollar
Face value5 (x Cent) TypeFive Cents
Year1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage100,000 (100000)
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 100,000 (100000)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)7.2000

Shield of arms of the British North Borneo Company; on shield, a lion above a dhow (boat); native warrior supporters one holding a shield the other a large machete; the crest, two arms holding a flag staff; below on ribbon the motto PERGO ET PERAGO (translation: I undertake and I achieve); below the mint mark (H for The Mint, Birmingham - also known as Heaton & Sons).

Obverse inscription



Within a circle of beads, 5 / CENTS; around, STATE OF NORTH BORNEO . 1920 .

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Five Cents 1920: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish North Borneo KM# 5
Five Cents 1920: References to Information Used
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
The Coins of Malaysia 1969 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
The Coins of Malaysia 1969 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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List of all (8) coins of type: North Borneo / Five Cents
Five Cents 1903 Five Cents 1920 Five Cents 1921 Five Cents 1927 Five Cents 1928 Five Cents 1938
Five Cents 1940 Five Cents 1941