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Encyclopedia > British North Borneo dollar

The British North Borneo dollar was the currency of British North Borneo from 1882 to 1953. It was subdivided into 100 cents. The dollar had remained at par with Straits dollar (and its successor the Malayan dollar), the currency of Malaya and Singapore, at the value of one dollar to 2 shillings 4 pence sterling from its introduction until both currencies were replaced by the Malaya and British Borneo dollar in 1953. Both coins and banknotes are issued by the British North Borneo Company. North Borneo was a British Protectorate and later Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, situated in what is now the province of Sabah Malaysia. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... The Straits dollar was the currency used in the British colonies and protectorates in Malaya and Borneo, including the Straits Settlements. ... The Malayan dollar was the currency of the British colonies and protectorates in Malaya and Borneo. ... The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... The shilling (or informally: bob) was an English coin first issued in 1548 for Henry VIII, although arguably the testoon issued about 1487 for Henry VII was the first English shilling. ... A variety of coins considered to be lower-value, including an Irish 2p piece and many US pennies. ... Sterling may refer to: Sterling (car), a British automobile manufacturer. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... The British North Borneo Company was assigned to administer North Borneo (todays Sabah in Malaysia) in August 1881 and North Borneo became a protectorate of the British Empire with internal affairs administered by the company until 1946 when it became the colony of British North Borneo. ...


During the Japanese occupation period (1942-1945), paper money was issued in denominations ranging from 1 cent to 1000 dollars. This currency was fixed at 1 dollar = 1 Japanese yen, compared to a 1:2 pre-war rate. Following the war, the Japanese occupation currency was declared worthless and the previous issues of the British North Borneo dollar regained their value relative to sterling (two shillings four pence). This article is about the year. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... This is an article about the Japanese currency. ... The shilling (or informally: bob) was an English coin first issued in 1548 for Henry VIII, although arguably the testoon issued about 1487 for Henry VII was the first English shilling. ... A variety of coins considered to be lower-value, including an Irish 2p piece and many US pennies. ...

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Coins

Throughout its history, coins were minted in values of ½ cent, 1 cent, 2½ cents, 5 cents, and 25 cents. Only the 25 cent coin contains precious metal. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Noble metal. ...


Banknotes

Banknotes were printed in values of 25 cents, 50 cents, $1, $5, $10, and $25. The design of the banknotes did not change much during the currency's life time. However, their physical sizes tend to shrink over time. They either show the coat of arms, Mount Kinabalu, or both. Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu) is a prominent mountain in South East Asia. ...


See also

The Malayan dollar was the currency of the British colonies and protectorates in Malaya and Borneo. ... Sarawak dollar of 1935 The dollar was the currency of Sarawak from 1858 to 1953. ...

References

  • Albert Pick (1996). Neil Shafer, George S. Cuhaj, Colin R. Bruce II (editors) Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues to 1960, 8th ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0873414691.
  • (2003) Chester L. Krause, Cliffor Mischler, Colin R. Bruce II, et al. (editors) 2004 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901-present, 31st ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0873495934.

External links

  • Global Financial Data currency histories table
  • Tables of modern monetary history: Asia
pre-WWII
Preceded by:
No modern predecessor
Currency of British North Borneo
18821942
Note: had been at par with Straits dollar, and Malayan dollar after 1939
Succeeded by:
Japanese occupation Malayan dollar
Location: present day Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei
Reason: Japanese occupation
Ratio: at par
Note: The Japanese allowed the former currencies to circulate, but they were in practice hoarded as a more reliable store of value.
post-WWII
Preceded by:
Japanese occupation Malayan dollar
Location: present day Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei
Reason: Japan lost World War II
Ratio: The occupation currency became worthless. The value of the pre-occupation currency was restored.
Currency of British North Borneo
19451953
Note: had been at par with Malayan dollar
Succeeded by:
Malaya and British Borneo dollar
Reason: creation of a common Board of Commissioners of Currency
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds
Flag of Sabah Sabah Coat of Arms of Sabah
Divisions: Interior Division | Kudat Division | Sandakan Division | Tawau Division | West Coast Division
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