|Coin||Half Cent 1870|
The half cent was the second smallest denomination of the Sarawak dollar. It was issued intermittently until 1933. Coins issued in 1870 circulated for 72 years until the Japanese occupation forces replaced them with their own invasion currency in 1942. After the war, Sarawak did not regain independence and eventually became one of the states forming the Federation of Malaysia.
|Mint||Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Head of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around the monarch's legend, C. BROOKE RAJAH.
||C. BROOKE RAJAH
The value and denomination HALF CENT is in two lines within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below the wreath, the date 1870.
||HALF CENT SARAWAK 1870
Atkins 1889 lists a proof variety not listed elsewhere.