Five Cents 1940, Coin from North Borneo - detailed information

Five Cents 1940, Coin from North Borneo (demonetised 1953)
CoinFive Cents 1940

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Mint MarkLetter H Total Mintage500,000
North Borneo / Five Cents 1940 - obverse photo

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)
North Borneo / Five Cents 1940 - reverse photo

Within a circle of beads, value 5 CENTS on two lines; around, · STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · ; below, the date 1940.

Reverse Inscription 5 CENTS STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · 1940 ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Five Cents 1940: References to Information Used
Five Cents 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
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Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 57.08 59.40 61.71 64.03
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 16.83 17.41 17.99 18.56
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 5.36 5.44 5.53 5.62
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 3.24 3.31 3.37 3.44
Historic values in USD for Five Cents 1940 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (8) Coins of Country: North Borneo, Type: Five Cents
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Five Cents 1903 1,000,000 (none)
Five Cents 1920 100,000 (none)
Five Cents 1921 500,000 (none)
Five Cents 1927 150,000 (none)
Five Cents 1928 151,000 (none)
Five Cents 1938 500,000 (none)
Five Cents 1940 500,000 (none)
Five Cents 1941 1,000,000 (none)
Five Cents 1940: Details
CountryNorth Borneo
CurrencyBritish North Borneo Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents
Face Value5 (x Cent)
Total Mintage500,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1953
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)28
Mass (g)7.2000
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Five Cents 1940: Photos
Coin - 5 Cents, North Borneo, 1940
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Coin - 5 Cents, North Borneo, 1940
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Five Cents 1940: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiBritish North Borneo SS 10
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish North Borneo KM# 5