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Coin: Half Cent 1896
Description

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1/2 (x Cent) TypeHalf Cent (Large)
Year1896 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage326,667 (326667)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) 326,667 (326667) Letter H
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 1896

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 327,000, with no mint mark (except proofs that have a mint mark).

Half Cent 1896: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Half Cent 1896: Photos
Half Cent 1896: Photo Copper 1/2 cent, Heaton, 1896
Copper 1/2 cent, Heaton, 1896
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Half Cent 1896: Photo Copper 1/2 cent, Heaton, 1896
Copper 1/2 cent, Heaton, 1896
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source
Half Cent 1896: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 5
Half Cent 1896: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
The Coins of Malaysia 1969 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Half Cent 1896: Some useful external links
American Numismatic Society: Copper 1/2 cent, Heaton, 1896
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