Home / Coins by Country / Coins from Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1915

Detailed information about Coin: Twenty Cents 1915 from Sarawak

Coin: Twenty Cents 1915
Description

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 1915 circulated for 27 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.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value20 (x Cent) TypeTwenty Cents (Large)
Year1915 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage25,000 (25000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 25,000 (25000)
Material0.800 Silver Designer
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.4300
Obverse

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

Within a rope circle tied at the bottom, the value 20; around, TWENTY · 1915 · CENTS. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is below the knot.

Reverse inscription20 TWENTY · 1915 · CENTS
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 1915: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Twenty Cents 1915: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 19
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 10
Twenty Cents 1915: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
The Coins of Malaysia 1969 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Varieties Proof
Twenty Cents 1915 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof 5,713.57 6,184.91 6,656.25 7,127.59
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 1,331.75 1,336.43 1,341.11 1,345.79
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 510.83 475.78 440.72 405.66
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 302.69 276.69 250.70 224.71
Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1915 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1915 / Proof / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
Advertising
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Bullion in Singapore
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Bullion in Singapore
List of all (8) coins of type: Sarawak / Twenty Cents
Twenty Cents 1900 Twenty Cents 1906 Twenty Cents 1910 Twenty Cents 1911 Twenty Cents 1913 Twenty Cents 1915
Twenty Cents 1920 Twenty Cents 1927