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Coin: One Cent 1863
Description

James Brooke, whose head appears on the obverse of this coin, became Rajah of Sarawak in 1842 after receiving the land and title from the Sultan of Brunei. In 1863, through his British agents Buchanan, Hamilton & Co. he arranged for copper coins with the denominations of 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Cent to be struck in Birmingham. This was the only issue in his name. The Spanish dollar was the principle silver coin of the region at the time and the copper coins were fractions of it.

The artist was Joseph Moore of Allan and Moore, Great Britain.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent (Copper)
Year1863 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) No mint mark unknown
MaterialCopper DesignerJoseph Moore
MonarchJames Brooke, Rajah EffigyPortrait by Joseph Moore
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)29 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.3300
Obverse

Head of James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around, J. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse inscription J. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

Value ONE CENT within wreath, around SARAWAK 1863.

Reverse inscription

ONE CENT SARAWAK 1863

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

One Cent 1863: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Bronze-plated proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
One Cent 1863: Photos
One Cent 1863: Photo Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
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Notes: Proof.
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One Cent 1863: Photo Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
One Cent 1863: Photo Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: This piece may be a cast copy.
source
One Cent 1863: Photo Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: This piece may be a cast copy.
source
One Cent 1863: Photo Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1863: Photo Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1863: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 3
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 3a (Bronze-plated proof)
One Cent 1863: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Atkins, Coins and Tokens of the British Empire 1889 Coin description
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Atkins, Coins and Tokens of the British Empire 1889 Varieties Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof, Bronze-plated proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Design link
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One Cent 1863: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863 Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
American Numismatic Society: Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
List of all (24) coins of type: Sarawak / One Cent
One Cent 1863 One Cent 1870 One Cent 1879 One Cent 1880 One Cent 1882 One Cent 1884
One Cent 1885 One Cent 1886 One Cent 1887 One Cent 1888 One Cent 1889 One Cent 1890
One Cent 1891 One Cent 1892 One Cent 1893 One Cent 1894 One Cent 1896 One Cent 1897
One Cent 1920 One Cent 1927 One Cent 1929 One Cent 1930 One Cent 1937 One Cent 1941