Sarawak: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

Sarawak (1841 - 1946)
Information about what currencies were issued by Sarawak, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Sarawak Dollar. Used in Sarawak: (1858 - 1953)
CurrencySarawak Dollar
PeriodSarawak Dollar
Used1858 - 1953
Description

The country started issuing its own coinage from 1841 when it issued a one keping coin. This was later demonetised and cents were introduced from 1863 onward, in denominations ranging from a quarter cent to 50 cents. These were initially subdivisions of the Spanish dollar which was legal tender in the country, until a Sarawak dollar was introduced.

The dollar was the currency of Sarawak from 1858 to 1953. It was subdivided into 100 cents. The dollar remained at par with the Straits dollar and its successor the Malayan dollar, the currency of Malaya and Singapore, from its introduction until both currencies were replaced by the Malaya and British Borneo dollar in 1953.

Fifty Cents (demonetised 1953)
3 coins (1900 - 1927)
Coin NameMintage
Fifty Cents 1900 40,000
Fifty Cents 1906 10,000
Fifty Cents 1927 200,000
Twenty Cents (demonetised 1953)
8 coins (1900 - 1927)
Ten Cents (demonetised 1953)
10 coins (1900 - 1934)
Coin NameMintage
Ten Cents 1900 150,000
Ten Cents 1906 50,000
Ten Cents 1910 50,000
Ten Cents 1911 100,000
Ten Cents 1913 100,000
Ten Cents 1915 100,000
Ten Cents 1920 (Silver) 150,000
Ten Cents 1920 (CuproNickel) 800,000
Ten Cents 1927 1,000,000
Ten Cents 1934 2,000,000
Five Cents (demonetised 1953)
8 coins (1900 - 1927)
One Cent (demonetised 1953)
24 coins (1863 - 1941)
Coin NameMintage
One Cent 1863 unknown
One Cent 1870 unknown
One Cent 1879 750,000
One Cent 1880 1,070,000
One Cent 1882 1,070,000
One Cent 1884 1,070,000
One Cent 1885 2,140,000
One Cent 1886 2,014,000
One Cent 1887 1,605,000
One Cent 1888 2,133,333
One Cent 1889 3,200,000
One Cent 1890 3,210,000
One Cent 1891 1,623,888
One Cent 1892 1,088,889
One Cent 1893 1,633,888
One Cent 1894 1,632,776
One Cent 1896 1,088,889
One Cent 1897 1,088,889
One Cent 1920 5,000,000
One Cent 1927 5,000,000
One Cent 1929 2,000,000
One Cent 1930 3,000,000
One Cent 1937 3,000,000
One Cent 1941 3,000,000
Half Cent (demonetised 1953)
5 coins (1863 - 1933)
Coin NameMintage
Half Cent 1863 unknown
Half Cent 1870 250,000
Half Cent 1879 250,000
Half Cent 1896 326,667
Half Cent 1933 2,000,000
Quarter Cent (demonetised 1953)
3 coins (1863 - 1896)
Coin NameMintage
Quarter Cent 1863 unknown
Quarter Cent 1870 100,000
Quarter Cent 1896 283,112
Keping (demonetised 1863)
1 coin (1842)
Coin NameMintage
Keping 1842 unknown
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