Five Cents, Coin Type from Sarawak - detailed information

Five Cents, Coin Type from Sarawak (issued 1900 - 1920)
Coin TypeFive Cents

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.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Saran, Singh. The Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, 1400-1967. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysia Numismatic Society, 1986. pp 351-372.
[Book] Kavanagh, Kevin F. 1969. The Coins of Malaysia, pp 65-73
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins, pp 489-492

Coin Type: Five Cents - (8) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Five Cents 1900 Sarawak / Five Cents 1900 - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1900 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 200,000
Five Cents 1908 Sarawak / Five Cents 1908 - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1908 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 40,000
Five Cents 1911 Sarawak / Five Cents 1911 - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1911 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 40,000
Five Cents 1913 Sarawak / Five Cents 1913 - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1913 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 100,000
Five Cents 1915 Sarawak / Five Cents 1915 - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1915 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 100,000
Five Cents 1920 (Silver) Sarawak / Five Cents 1920 (Silver) - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1920 (Silver) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 100,000
Five Cents 1920 (CuproNickel) Sarawak / Five Cents 1920 (CuproNickel) - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1920 (CuproNickel) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 400,000
Five Cents 1927 Sarawak / Five Cents 1927 - reverse photo Sarawak / Five Cents 1927 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 600,000
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Five Cents: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Sub-types Five Cents (Silver)
Five Cents (Debased Silver)
Five Cents (CuproNickel)
From1900
To1920
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Five Cents: Photos
ImageDetails
SARAWAK, Charles Vyner Brooke (1917-1946), silver five cents, 1920H
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
Source
Cn 5 cent, Birmingham, 1927
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
Source
SARAWAK, Charles Vyner Brooke (1917-1946), silver five cents, 1920H
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
Source
Cn 5 cent, Birmingham, 1927
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
Source