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Coin: One Cent 1890
Description

The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. Coins issued in 1890 circulated for 52 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)
Year1890 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage3,210,000 (3.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons Letter H 3,210,000 (3.2 million)
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 1890. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

Reverse inscriptionONE CENT SARAWAK 1890
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Cent 1890: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (no mint mark) unknown
One Cent 1890: Photos
One Cent 1890: Photo Sarawak One Cent 1890
Sarawak One Cent 1890
Copyright: David Lau (by permission)
Author:
One Cent 1890: Photo Sarawak One Cent 1890
Sarawak One Cent 1890
Copyright: David Lau (by permission)
Author:
One Cent 1890: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1890
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1890
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1890: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1890
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1890
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
source
One Cent 1890: 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 1890: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
The Coins of Malaysia 1969 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
One Cent 1890 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Heaton and SonsUncirculated (UNC) 130.35 120.05 109.75 99.45
Heaton and SonsExtra Fine (EF, XF) 44.81 42.95 41.09 39.23
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 1890 / Heaton and Sons / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Cent 1890 / Proof (no mint mark) / Heaton and Sons / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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One Cent 1890: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1890H Charles J. Brooke Sarawak Cent - Silveragecoins.com
One Cent 1890: Some useful external links
American Numismatic Society: Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1890
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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