Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1889 - detailed information

Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1889
CoinOne Cent 1889

The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. Coins issued in 1889 circulated for 53 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 1889 - 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 1889 - 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 1889.

Roughly half of the coins of this year have no mint mark; on the rest, the mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

Reverse Inscription ONE CENT SARAWAK 1889
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Some Sarawak one cent coins of 1889 had a mint mark and some did not.

Krause catalogues list mintage of 535,000.

One Cent 1889: Known varieties
Variety Proof (no mint mark)
Mintage unknown
Variety Proof (H mint mark)
Mintage unknown
Variety With mint mark
Mintage unknown (included in total)
One Cent 1889 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Heaton and SonsProof (H mint mark)Proof 780.62 785.08 789.54 794.01
Heaton and SonsUncirculated (UNC) 130.35 120.05 109.75 99.45
Heaton and SonsExtra Fine (EF, XF) 41.99 39.78 37.58 35.38
Heaton and SonsVery Fine (VF) 15.64 15.06 14.49 13.91
Heaton and SonsFine (F) 8.06 7.82 7.57 7.33
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1889 / Heaton and Sons / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Cent 1889 / With mint mark / Heaton and Sons / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Cent 1889 / Proof (H mint mark) / Heaton and Sons / (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 1889: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeOne Cent (Copper)
Issued1889
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage3,200,000 (3.2 million)
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 1889: Photos
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Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1889
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: H mint mark.
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Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1889
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1889
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
Notes: H mint mark.
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1889
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1889
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
Notes: No mint mark.
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1889
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1889: Catalogue Reference IDs