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Detailed information about Coin: Half Cent 1933 from Sarawak

Coin: Half Cent 1933
Description

This coin was authorised for circulation by Government Notice No. 708 dated 13th November 1933.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1/2 (x Cent) TypeHalf Cent (Small)
Year1933 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 2,000,000 (2.0 million)
MaterialBronze Designer
MonarchCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)18 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.0400
Obverse

Head of Vyner (Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke), Rajah of Sarawak, facing right. Around, C.V. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse inscription C.V. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

Value HALF CENT within a wreath of two olive branches; around, SARAWAK 1933. The mint mark H is above the date.

Design differs from that of earlier half cent coins.

Reverse inscription

HALF CENT SARAWAK 1933

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Half Cent 1933: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Half Cent 1933: Photos
Half Cent 1933: Photo Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1933
Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1933
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Half Cent 1933: Photo Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1933
Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1933
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Half Cent 1933: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 7
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 20
Half Cent 1933: 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
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Varieties Proof
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Half Cent 1933: Some useful external links
Sarawak 1933-H 1/2 cent - CoinFactsWiki American Numismatic Society: Bronze 1/2 cent, Birmingham, 1933
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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