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Coin: Two and a Half Cents 1920
Description

CountryNorth Borneo CurrencyBritish North Borneo Dollar
Face value2 1/2 (x Cent) TypeTwo and a Half Cents
Year1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage280,000 (280000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 280,000 (280000)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)4.8500
Obverse

The Coat of Arms of the British North Borneo Chartered Company; on a shield, a lion above a dhow (native boat) with sails; the shield is supported by two native warriors, one holding a shield, the other a large native sword or 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 Limited, known as Ralph Heaton and Sons Limited before 1879).

Obverse inscription (none)
Reverse

Within a circle of beads, value 2 1/2 CENTS on two lines; around, · STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · ; below, the date 1920.

Reverse inscription2 1/2 CENTS STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · 1920 ·
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Two and a Half Cents 1920: Photos
Two and a Half Cents 1920: Photo Coin - 2 1/2 Cents, North Borneo, 1920
Coin - 2 1/2 Cents, North Borneo, 1920
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Two and a Half Cents 1920: Photo Coin - 2 1/2 Cents, North Borneo, 1920
Coin - 2 1/2 Cents, North Borneo, 1920
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Two and a Half Cents 1920: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiBritish North Borneo SS 9
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish North Borneo KM# 4
Two and a Half Cents 1920: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Coin description
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
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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Two and a Half Cents 1920: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 2 1/2 Cents, North Borneo, 1920
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List of all (2) coins of type: North Borneo / Two and a Half Cents
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