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Coin: One Cent 1941
Description

"Issues of copper cents were made in 1937 and 1941, production of each date being continued in 1938 and 1942, respectively. This accounts for the rumour that 1942 cents were struck; but an examination of the Birmingham Mint records indicates that all coins struck early in 1942 merely continued the 1941 date. Of the 1941 cents some 2,016,000 were struck in that year and a further 984,000 in 1942 (including 18,227 by ICI).

Due to the outbreak of the war in South-east Asia in December 1941, however, the entire issue was recalled before it could be dispatched to Sarawak and subsequently melted down. Only about 50 examples of the 1 cent of 1941 are now believed to be in existence."

[Article] James A Mackay, Coin Digest, 1989 Vol.2 No.1.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent (Bronze)
Year1941 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage3,000,000 (3.0 million) RarityR3 (Extremely Rare)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 3,000,000 (3.0 million)
MaterialBronze Designer
MonarchCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)24.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.5000
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

Value ONE CENT in two lines within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below, the date 1941. Above the date, the mint mark H.

Reverse inscription

ONE CENT SARAWAK 1941

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

"The Coins of Malaysia", Remick's "The Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971" and other sources list mintage of 2,016,000. See note above.

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One Cent 1941: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 12
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 18
One Cent 1941: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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