One Cent (CuproNickel), Coin Type from North Borneo - detailed information

One Cent (CuproNickel), Coin Type from North Borneo (issued 1904 - 1941)
Coin TypeOne Cent (CuproNickel)

The copper-nickel one cent coin measured 50 grains in the measurement units of the time, which is equal to 3.23 grammes, and had a composition of 75% copper and 25% nickel.

It was first authorised for circulation by Currency Ordinance No.11 of 1903.

Obverse

The Coat of Arms of the British North Borneo Chartered Company; on a shield, a lion above a dhow (native boat) with sails; the shield is supported by two native warriors, one holding a shield, the other a large native sword or machete; the crest, two arms holding a flag staff; below on ribbon the motto PERGO ET PERAGO (translation: I undertake and I achieve); below, the mint mark (H for The Mint Birmingham Limited, known as Ralph Heaton and Sons Limited before 1879).

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse

Within a circle of beads, value 1 CENT on two lines; around, · STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · ; below, the date.

Reverse Inscription 1 CENT STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · [year] ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Kavanagh, Kevin F. 1969. The Coins of Malaysia, pp 61-64.
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 82-85.
[Book] Saran, Singh. The Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, 1400-1967. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysia Numismatic Society, 1986. pp 373-411.

Coin Type: One Cent (CuproNickel) - (5) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Cent 1904 2,000,000 (none)
One Cent 1921 1,000,000 (none)
One Cent 1935 1,000,000 (none)
One Cent 1938 1,000,000 (none)
One Cent 1941 1,000,000 (none)
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One Cent (CuproNickel): Details
CountryNorth Borneo
CurrencyBritish North Borneo Dollar
Sub-type ofOne Cent
From1904
To1941
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size20.000 mm
Mass3.230 g
One Cent (CuproNickel): Photos
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Coin - 1 Cent, North Borneo, 1941
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Coin - 1 Cent, North Borneo, 1941
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