Twenty Cents 1911, Coin from Sarawak - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1911, Coin from Sarawak (demonetised 1953)
CoinTwenty Cents 1911

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 1911 circulated for 31 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 Mintage25,000
Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1911 - 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 ·
Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1911 - reverse photo

Within a rope circle tied at the bottom, the value 20; around, TWENTY · 1911 · CENTS. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is below the knot.

Reverse Inscription 20 TWENTY · 1911 · CENTS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Krause catalogues list mintage of 15,000.

Twenty Cents 1911: References to Information Used
Twenty Cents 1911 / 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) 423.02 393.20 363.37 333.54
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 222.66 204.73 186.81 168.88
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 99.58 93.56 87.53 81.51
Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1911 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Twenty Cents 1911: Details
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (Large)
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1953
Material0.800 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size23.300 mm
Mass5.430 g
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Twenty Cents 1911: Photos
SARAWAK, Rajah Charles J.Brooke (1868-1917), twenty cents, 1911H
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SARAWAK, Rajah Charles J.Brooke (1868-1917), twenty cents, 1911H
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
Twenty Cents 1911: Catalogue Reference IDs