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Detailed information about coin type: Keping from Sarawak:

Coin type: Keping
Description

One year type.

According to the "Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971", these coins were minted at "a private mint in Birmingham" which was not the Heaton and Sons Mint.

They were made in either copper or brass. Most coins were copper.

In older sources, the name of the denomination may be spelled as "kapang" or "kepang".

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value1 (x Keping)
Year produced1841 CurrentNo (demonetised 1863)
MaterialCopper Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.7400
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Kavanagh, Kevin F. 1969. The Coins of Malaysia, pp 65-73
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins., pp 489-492

Keping: Photos

Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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List of 1 coins of type: Keping from Sarawak
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Keping 1841 unknown James Brooke, Rajah