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Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1863
CoinOne Cent 1863

The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. Coins issued in 1863 circulated for 79 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.

James Brooke, whose head appears on the obverse of this coin, became Rajah of Sarawak in 1842 after receiving the land and title from the Sultan of Brunei. In 1863, through his British agents Buchanan, Hamilton & Co. he arranged for copper coins with the denominations of 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Cent to be struck in Birmingham. This was the only issue in his name. The Spanish dollar was the principal silver coin of the region at the time and the copper coins were fractions of it.

The artist was Joseph Moore of Allan and Moore, Great Britain.

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Obverse
Sarawak / One Cent 1863 - obverse photo

Head of James Brooke, the first Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around the monarch's legend, J. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse Inscription J. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse
Sarawak / One Cent 1863 - reverse photo

The value and denomination ONE CENT is in two lines within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below the wreath, the date 1863.

Reverse Inscription ONE CENT SARAWAK 1863
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
One Cent 1863: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Variety Bronze-plated proof
Mintage unknown
MaterialBronze-plated copper
DetailsProof, bronze-plated copper.
One Cent 1863: References to Information Used
One Cent 1863 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Bronze-plated proofProof 1,752.43 1,790.54 1,828.66 1,866.77
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof 855.74 800.07 744.39 688.72
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 593.96 584.24 574.52 564.81
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 205.79 190.71 175.62 160.54
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 86.80 86.60 86.41 86.21
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 31.16 29.20 27.25 25.29
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1863 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Cent 1863 / Bronze-plated proof / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1863 / Proof / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: Sarawak, Type: One Cent (24)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Cent 1863 unknown Portrait by Joseph Moore J. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1870 unknown Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1879 750,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1880 1,070,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1882 1,070,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1884 1,070,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1885 2,140,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1886 2,014,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1887 1,605,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1888 2,133,333 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1889 3,200,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1890 3,210,000 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1891 1,623,888 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1892 1,088,889 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1893 1,633,888 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1894 1,632,776 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1896 1,088,889 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1897 1,088,889 Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1920 5,000,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH · SARAWAK ·
One Cent 1927 5,000,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1929 2,000,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1930 3,000,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1937 3,000,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
One Cent 1941 3,000,000 Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
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One Cent 1863: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeOne Cent (Copper)
Issued1863
MonarchJames Brooke, Rajah
EffigyPortrait by Joseph Moore
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintageunknown
MaterialCopper
DesignerJoseph Moore
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)29
Mass (g)9.3300
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One Cent 1863: Photos
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Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
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Sarawak 1863 cent - CoinFactsWiki
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Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
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Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
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Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
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Bronze cent, SE Asia, 1863
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One Cent 1863: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 8
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 3, 3a (Bronze-plated proof)