|Coin||One Cent 1891|
The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. Coins issued in 1891 circulated for 51 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.
|Mint||Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Head of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around, the monarch's legend C. BROOKE RAJAH.
||C. BROOKE RAJAH
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 1891.
Roughly one third 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.
||ONE CENT SARAWAK 1891
Some Sarawak one cent coins of 1891 had a mint mark and some did not.
Krause catalogues list mintage of 535,000 without mint mark and 1,070,000 with mint mark to a total of 1,605,000.