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Information about effigy: James Brooke / Portrait by Joseph Moore

PersonJames Brooke
Year1863
Description

James Brooke, whose head appears on the obverse of the first Sarawak coins, 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 artist was Joseph Moore of Allan and Moore, Great Britain.

List of 3 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by Joseph Moore
CountryNameYearMintage
Sarawak One Cent 1863 1863 unknown
Sarawak Half Cent 1863 1863 unknown
Sarawak Quarter Cent 1863 1863 unknown