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Coin: Half Cent 1870
Description

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1/2 (x Cent) TypeHalf Cent (Large)
Year1870 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage250,000 (250000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) No mint mark 250,000 (250000)
MaterialCopper DesignerJoseph Moore
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)4.6600
Obverse

Head of Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around, C. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse inscription C. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

Value HALF CENT within wreath, around SARAWAK 1870.

Reverse inscription

HALF CENT SARAWAK 1870

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Atkins 1889 lists a proof variety not listed elsewhere.

Half Cent 1870: Photos
Half Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Half Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Half Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Half Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Half Cent 1870: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 5
Half Cent 1870: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Atkins, Coins and Tokens of the British Empire 1889 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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Half Cent 1870: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1870 American Numismatic Society: Bronze 1/2 cent, Birmingham, 1870
List of all (5) coins of type: Sarawak / Half Cent
Half Cent 1863 Half Cent 1870 Half Cent 1879 Half Cent 1896 Half Cent 1933