|Coin||One Cent 1892|
The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. Between 1892 and 1897, one cent coins were issued with a central hole; this is the first year of the type.
Coins issued in 1892 circulated for 50 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, above hole in centre. Around, the monarch's legend C. BROOKE RAJAH. Below, crossed flags representing Sarawak and the United Kingdom (as an indication that Sarawak was a British protectorate).
||C. BROOKE RAJAH
Value ONE CENT in two lines separated by centre hole and within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below, the date 1892. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.
||ONE CENT SARAWAK 1892
Krause catalogues list mintage of 2,178,000.