Twenty Cents, Coin Type from Sarawak - detailed information

Twenty Cents, Coin Type from Sarawak (issued 1900 - 1927)
Coin TypeTwenty Cents

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.

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

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Twenty Cents: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Sub-types Twenty Cents (Large)
Twenty Cents (Debased Silver)
Twenty Cents (Small)
From1900
To1927
Face Value20 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Twenty Cents: Photos
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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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