Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke was the second son of Charles Johnson Brooke. He was the third and final White Rajah of Sarawak. Born in London on 26th September 1874, he was referred to as Vyner. He attended Clevedon, Winchester College and Magdelene College at Cambridge during his earlier years
In 1946, after Vyner had returned, Sarawak was ceded as a crown colony to the British Government. This marked the end of the White Rajahís century of rule. This was something that his nephew Anthony Brooke was vehemently opposed to. He had campaigned for numerous years against it with support of the majority of native members of Parliament. The pinnacle of the anti-cession movement culminated in the assassination of Sir Duncan Stewart, British governor of Sarawak by a young nationalist. Sarawak was officially self-governed from 22nd July 1963. Vyner died in London just before this on 9th May 1963. Along with his father and Sir James Brooke, he was buried in St Leonards Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor, Devon, England.
The obverse of this half cent shows a portrait of Charles Vyner Brooke with the legend C. V. BROOKE RAJAH SARAWAK . The reverse has the denomination 5 in the centre with a laurel wreath outside it. The legend reads FIVE 1920 CENTS