Sarawak 1913-H 20 cents
This specimen was lot 1568 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "SARAWAK: Charles J. Brooke, rajah, 1868-1917, AR 20 cents, 1913-H, surface hairlines, NGC graded EF details." Sarawak, a British colony on the northwest coast of Borneo, was ruled by a dynasty of white rajahs from 1841 to 1946. This type was issued 1900 and 1906-15 from Heaton. It is somewhat scarce even in low grade but expensive in nice condition. It is accompanied by silver five, ten and fifty cents.
Recorded mintage: 25,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 5.43 g, .800 fine silver, .139 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 10.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.