Sarawak 1910-H 20 cents

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Steve Album sale 16, lot 1567
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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4313
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The first specimen was lot 1567 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it sold for $212.40. The catalog description[1] noted, "SARAWAK: Charles J. Brooke, rajah, 1868-1917, AR 20 cents, 1910-H, surface hairlines, VF to EF." The second specimen was lot 4313 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $588. The catalog description[2] noted, "Sarawak. 20 Cents, 1910-H. Charles Brooke Rajah. Toned. NGC graded AU-55. Ex: Remick Collection." 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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