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Coin - 2 1/2 Cents, North Borneo, 1903 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27171

2 1/2 Cents, Issued by British North Borneo, Malaysia, 1903 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 new denominations of 2 1/2 cents and 5 cent in that metal.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.97 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, shell money 1903 2 1 2
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: 1903 AD
Denomination: 2 & 1/2 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, 2 1/2 / CENTS; around, STATE OF NORTH BORNEO . 1903 .
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: British North Borneo Company, British North Borneo (Malaysia), 1903
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Great Britain, 1903
References: KM#4
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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