Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1870 - detailed information

Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1870
CoinOne Cent 1870

The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. 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.

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Obverse
Sarawak / One Cent 1870 - obverse photo

Head of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around, the monarch's legend C. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse Inscription C. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse
Sarawak / One Cent 1870 - 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 1870.

Reverse Inscription ONE CENT SARAWAK 1870
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Museum Victoria lists the mint as "Smith and Wright, Birmingham".

One Cent 1870: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Variety Gilt proof
Mintage unknown
One Cent 1870: References to Information Used
One Cent 1870 / 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)Gilt proofProof 656.87 622.79 588.71 554.63
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof 811.21 816.68 822.16 827.63
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 135.49 124.75 114.00 103.26
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 40.21 37.86 35.50 33.15
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 16.40 15.69 14.97 14.25
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 7.30 7.19 7.09 6.98
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1870 / 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 1870 / Gilt 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 1870 / 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)
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 1870: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeOne Cent (Copper)
Issued1870
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
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 1870: Photos
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Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
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One Cent 1870: Catalogue Reference IDs