Home / Coins by Country / Coins from Sarawak / One Cent 1870

Detailed information about Coin: One Cent 1870 from Sarawak

Coin: One Cent 1870
Description

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.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent (Copper)
Year1870 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) No mint mark unknown
MaterialCopper DesignerJoseph Moore
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)29 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.3300
Obverse

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

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 inscriptionONE CENT SARAWAK 1870
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

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

One Cent 1870: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Gilt proof unknown
One Cent 1870: Photos
One Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
One Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
One Cent 1870: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source
One Cent 1870: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source
One Cent 1870: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 9
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 6
One Cent 1870: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Atkins, Coins and Tokens of the British Empire 1889 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Varieties Proof, Gilt proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Design link
One Cent 1870 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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)
One Cent 1870: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1870 Charles J. Brooke Sarawak Cent - Silveragecoins.com 1870 Gilt Proof Charles J. Brooke Sarawak Cent - Silveragecoins.com
One Cent 1870: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1870 American Numismatic Society: Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1870
Advertising
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (24) coins of type: Sarawak / One Cent
One Cent 1863 One Cent 1870 One Cent 1879 One Cent 1880 One Cent 1882 One Cent 1884
One Cent 1885 One Cent 1886 One Cent 1887 One Cent 1888 One Cent 1889 One Cent 1890
One Cent 1891 One Cent 1892 One Cent 1893 One Cent 1894 One Cent 1896 One Cent 1897
One Cent 1920 One Cent 1927 One Cent 1929 One Cent 1930 One Cent 1937 One Cent 1941