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Coin - 5 Cents, North Borneo, 1940 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8921

Summary:
5 Cents, Issued by British North Borneo, Malaysia, 1940 H
Minted by Heaton & Son, Birmingham, England
Statement Of Significance:
The British North Borneo Company had the right to produce coin under its Royal Charter, granted in 1881. It had 1 cent coins struck in England from 1882 and 1/2 cent pieces from 1885. These coins were linked to the silver dollar as used in the Straits Settlement and Hong Kong. In 1903-1904 it moved from the use of bronze to copper-nickel, issuing 1 cent, and the new 2 1/2 cents and 5 cent coin in that metal. This coin was part of the seventh issue of 5 cents pieces by the Company, the others being in 1903, 1920, 1921, 1927,1928 and 1938. 500,000 of the 5 cents coins were struck in 1940, this one showing signs of wear from circulation, the 5 cents piece was produced more often than the other denominations, indicating a greater demand.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.28 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, hera cent, 20cents v.c
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malaysia - British North Borneo
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British North Borneo
DateEra: 1940 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Shield of arms of the British North Borneo Company; on shield, a lion above a dhow; native warrior supporters one holding a shield the other as large machete; the crest, two arms holding a flag staff; below on ribbon the motto PERGO ET PERAGO (translation: I undertake and I achieve); below, the mint mark, H
Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 5 / CENTS; around, STATE OF NORTH BORNEO . 1940 .
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: British North Borneo Company, British North Borneo (Malaysia), 1940
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, Great Britain, 1940
References: KM#5
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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