Twenty Cents 1920, Coin from Sarawak - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1920, Coin from Sarawak (demonetised 1953)
CoinTwenty Cents 1920

Silver coinage was introduced in Sarawak in 1900 with weights and fineness of the silver coins corresponding with the respective issues of Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements. In 1920 the denomination was first debased (this issue), then later made smaller in size.

This is a one year only type. Composition: 50% silver. The mass was 83.81 grains in the measurement units of the time, equal to 5.43 grammes.

These coins circulated 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) Mintage25,000
Obverse
Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1920 - obverse photo

Head of Vyner (Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke), the third and last Rajah of Sarawak, facing right. Around above, the monarch's legend C. V. BROOKE RAJAH; below, · SARAWAK ·.

Obverse Inscription C. V. BROOKE RAJAH · SARAWAK ·
Reverse
Sarawak / Twenty Cents 1920 - reverse photo

Within a rope circle tied at the bottom, the value 20; around, TWENTY · 1920 · CENTS. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is below the knot.

Reverse Inscription 20 TWENTY · 1920 · CENTS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 1920: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Twenty Cents 1920: References to Information Used
Twenty Cents 1920 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
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Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof 2,508.17 2,643.24 2,778.30 2,913.36
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 529.70 485.64 441.59 397.54
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 306.05 279.44 252.83 226.22
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 162.85 142.50 122.15 101.80
Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1920 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1920 / 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)
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Twenty Cents 1920: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (Debased Silver)
Issued1920
MonarchCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Mintage25,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Material0.500 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.3000
Mass (g)5.4300
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Twenty Cents 1920: Photos
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SARAWAK, Charles Vyner Brooke (1917-1946), twenty cents, 1920H
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SARAWAK, Charles Vyner Brooke (1917-1946), twenty cents, 1920H
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Twenty Cents 1920: Catalogue Reference IDs