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Malaysia Sarawak 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents  1906 to 1927
Malaysia Sarawak 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents 1906 to 1927

Sarawak was a British protectorate on the northern coast of Borneo in the South Pacific, northwest of Australia. The Japanese occupied it during World War II and devistated its economy to the point that Rajah C V Brooke ceded it to Great Britain in 1946. Sarawak is part of the Federation of Malaysia today.

Great Britian minted silver coins with the Rajah's likeness in 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent denominations. Some coins have Rajah looking left, some looking right, but all have the rope-encircled numerical denomination on the back. There are similar copper-nickel coins with Brooke Rajah on them, but they have a different back design, without the rope. This page applies to silver coins with the rope.

These coins are quite valuable and are in demand for world coin collections. Our listings below give approximate catalog values for these coins. They must be tempered with the information on our Important Terminology page to make sense. Actual buy and sell values will be lower than these catalog values shown.

5 CENTS (0.034 troy ounces silver before 1919, 0.017 ounces after)
worn: $70 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $160
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $450

10 CENTS (0.070 troy ounces silver before 1919, 0.035 ounces after)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $300

20 CENTS (0.140 troy ounces silver before 1919, 0.070 ounces after 1919 and before 1926, 0.065 ounces after 1926)
worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $800
coins dated 1927 are more common and are worth about one-quarter of these values

50 CENTS (0.349 troy ounces silver before 1919, 0.166 ounces after)
worn: $700 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $900
well preserved: $1500
fully uncirculated: $2600
coins dated 1927 are much more common and are worth about one-tenth these values

Coin: 8879 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Janet, Wed, 28-Sep-2011 19:43:38 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 03-Dec-2013 02:56:02 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 27-Nov-2015 21:04:24 GMT
Requester description: 1927 C V Brooke Rajah Sarawak 20 cents 1927 H
Tags: malaysia sarawak 5 10 20 50 cents cent peny pennys pennies penny v brooke brook rajah rope circle ring circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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