|Coin Type||One 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.
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).
Within a circle of beads, value 1 CENT on two lines; around, · STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · ; below, the date.
||1 CENT STATE OF NORTH BORNEO · [year] ·
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.