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Coin: Half Cent 1879
Description

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1/2 (x Cent) TypeHalf Cent (Large)
Year1879 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage640,000 (640000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) No mint mark 640,000 (640000)
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 1879.

Reverse inscription

HALF CENT SARAWAK 1879

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Half Cent 1879: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Half Cent 1879: Photos
Half Cent 1879: Photo Sarawak 1879 1/2 cent
Sarawak 1879 1/2 cent
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Half Cent 1879: Photo Sarawak 1879 1/2 cent
Sarawak 1879 1/2 cent
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Half Cent 1879: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 5
Half Cent 1879: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Half Cent 1879: Some useful external links
Sarawak 1879 1/2 cent - CoinFactsWiki American Numismatic Society: Bronze 1/2 cent, Birmingham, 1879
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