Half Cent 1933, Coin from Sarawak - detailed information

Half Cent 1933, Coin from Sarawak (demonetised 1953)
CoinHalf Cent 1933

The half cent was the second smallest denomination of the Sarawak dollar. It was issued intermittently until 1933. This coin was authorised for circulation by Government Notice No. 708 dated 13th November 1933, and was the last issue of this denomination.

Coins issued in 1933 circulated for nine 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.

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Mintage2,000,000
Obverse
Sarawak / Half Cent 1933 - obverse photo

Head of Vyner (Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke), the third and last Rajah of Sarawak, facing right. Around the monarch's legend, C. V. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse Inscription C.V. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse
Sarawak / Half Cent 1933 - reverse photo

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 1933. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

The design differs from that of earlier half cent coins.

Reverse Inscription HALF CENT SARAWAK 1933
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Half Cent 1933: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Half Cent 1933: References to Information Used
Half Cent 1933 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
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Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof FDC 1,577.28 1,560.24 1,543.20 1,526.15
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof 914.36 957.40 1,000.44 1,043.47
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 45.89 42.80 39.71 36.63
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 31.17 29.11 27.05 24.99
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 18.28 15.97 13.67 11.36
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 7.95 7.55 7.14 6.73
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 6.17 6.10 6.03 5.96
Historic values in USD for Half Cent 1933 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 5/2019). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Cent 1933 / Proof / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 5/2019). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Half Cent 1933: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeHalf Cent (Small)
Issued1933
MonarchCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value1/2 (x Cent)
Mintage2,000,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)18
Mass (g)2.0400
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Half Cent 1933: Photos
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Sarawak 1933 1/2 Cent
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Sarawak 1933 1/2 Cent
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Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1933
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Coin - 1/2 Cent, Sarawak, 1933
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