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Coin: Keping 1841
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
Face value1 (x Keping) TypeKeping
Year1841 CurrentNo (demonetised 1863)
Mintageunknown
Mint
MaterialCopper Designer
MonarchJames Brooke, Rajah Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.7400
Obverse

Animal turned to left. Below, J.B. (initials of the Rajah). Below, SEPT. 24 1841 (accession date).

Obverse inscription

J.B. SEPT. 24 1841

Reverse

Value and legend in Arabic script (Malay: "Satu Keping", meaning "one piece" - equal to a quarter cent). AH date in Arabic script (1247).

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

Keping 1841: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Brass unknown
Keping 1841: Photos
Keping 1841: Photo Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841
Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Keping 1841: Photo Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841
Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source
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Keping 1841: Some useful external links
American Numismatic Society: Bronze kepang, SE Asia, 1841