Twenty Cents 1900, Coin from Sarawak - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1900, Coin from Sarawak (demonetised 1953)
CoinTwenty Cents 1900

Silver coinage was introduced in Sarawak in 1900. The weights and fineness of the silver coins of Rajah Charles Brooke corresponded with the respective issues of Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements.

Coins issued in 1900 circulated for 42 years until the Japanese occupation forces replaced them with their own invasion currency in 1942. After the war, Sarawak did not regain independence and eventually became one of the states forming the Federation of Malaysia. Its coinage was formally demonetised in 1953.

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Mint MarkLetter H Total Mintage 75,000
Obverse
Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1900 - obverse photo

Head of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around, the monarch's legend C. BROOKE RAJAH · SARAWAK ·.

Obverse Inscription C. BROOKE RAJAH · SARAWAK ·
Reverse
Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1900 - reverse photo

Within a rope circle tied at the bottom, the value 20; around, TWENTY · 1900 · CENTS. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is below the knot.

Reverse Inscription 20 TWENTY · 1900 · CENTS
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Twenty Cents 1900: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (Large)
Issued1900
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Total Mintage75,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1953
Material0.800 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size23.3000 mm
Mass5.4300 g
OCC IDRDKL-MOMK-CKWL-ONZB
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