Five Cents 1941, Coin from North Borneo - detailed information

Five Cents 1941, Coin from North Borneo (demonetised 1953)
CoinFive Cents 1941

The British North Borneo Company had the right to produce coin under its Royal Charter, granted in 1881. It had 1 cent coins struck in England from 1882 and 1/2 cent pieces from 1885. These coins were linked to the silver dollar as used in the Straits Settlement and Hong Kong. In 1903-1904 it moved from the use of bronze to copper-nickel, issuing 1 cent and new denominations of 2 1/2 cents and 5 cent in that metal.

This, the last issue under the control of the Company, occurred in 1941. One million each of the 1 and 5 cent coins were produced and placed into circulation that year.

The Japanese invasion in 1942 and occupation until 1945 ended the Company's control with the area becoming a British Colony after liberation.

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Mint MarkLetter H Total Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million)
North Borneo / Five Cents 1941 - 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 1941 - reverse photo

Within a circle of beads, value 5 CENTS on two lines; around, · STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · ; below, the date 1941.

Reverse Inscription 5 CENTS STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · 1941 ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Five Cents 1941: References to Information Used
Five Cents 1941 / 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 1941 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (8) coins of 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)
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Five Cents 1941: Details
CountryNorth Borneo
CurrencyBritish North Borneo Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents
Face Value5 (x Cent)
Total Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1953
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size28.000 mm
Mass7.200 g
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Five Cents 1941: Photos
Coin - 5 Cents, North Borneo, 1941
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Coin - 5 Cents, North Borneo, 1941
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British North Borneo 1941-H 5 cents
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British North Borneo 1941-H 5 cents
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Five Cents 1941: 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