Twenty Five Cents, Coin Type from North Borneo - detailed information

Twenty Five Cents, Coin Type from North Borneo (issued 1929 - 1929)
Coin TypeTwenty Five Cents

This is a one year type and is scarce.

The silver twenty-five cents coin measured 43.63 grains in the measurement units of the time, which is equal to 2.83 grammes. Composition: 0.500 silver (0.0452 oz ASW).

It was first authorised for circulation by Government Notice No.82 published in the British North Borneo Gazette dated 31st January 1930..

The currency of the British North Borneo Company was demonetized on 1st September 1953, after which date the currency of the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo became sole legal tender. The latter was gradually replaced by the coinage issued by Bank Negara Malaysia which was introduced in Sabah in 1967 and finally became sole legal tender on 16th January 1969.


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)

Within a circle of beads, value 25 CENTS on two lines; around, · STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · ; below, the date 1929.

Reverse Inscription 25 CENTS STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · 1929 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

References to additional information:

[Book] Kavanagh, Kevin F. 1969. The Coins of Malaysia, pp 61-64.
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 82-85.
[Book] Saran, Singh. The Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, 1400-1967. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysia Numismatic Society, 1986. pp 373-411.

Coin Type: Twenty Five Cents - (1) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Five Cents 1929 400,000 (none)
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Twenty Five Cents: Details
CountryNorth Borneo
CurrencyBritish North Borneo Dollar
Face Value25 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Material0.500 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size18.000 mm
Mass2.830 g
Twenty Five Cents: Photos
British North Borneo 1929-H 25 cents
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British North Borneo 1929-H 25 cents
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