Sarawak 1900-H 50 cents
This specimen was lot 1572 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it sold for $247.80. The catalog description noted, "SARAWAK: Charles J. Brooke, rajah, 1868-1917, AR 50 cents, 1900-H, laminar planchet defects, porous surfaces, VF, R." 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 from Heaton. It is scarce in all grades. It is accompanied by silver five, ten and twenty cents.
Recorded mintage: 40,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 13.57 g, .800 fine silver, .349 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 13.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.