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Coin: One Cent 1896
Description

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 fourth year of the type.

Coins issued in 1896 circulated for 46 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, Holed)
Year1896 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage1,088,889 (1.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 1,088,889 (1.1 million)
MaterialCopper Designer
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)29 Thickness (mm)1.9000
Mass (g)9.3300
Obverse

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).

Obverse inscription C. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

Value ONE CENT in two lines separated by centre hole and within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below, the date 1896. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

Reverse inscriptionONE CENT SARAWAK 1896
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 2,178,000.

One Cent 1896: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
One Cent 1896: Photos
One Cent 1896: Photo Sarawak 1896 Cent
Sarawak 1896 Cent
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One Cent 1896: Photo Sarawak 1896 Cent
Sarawak 1896 Cent
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One Cent 1896: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1896
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1896
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One Cent 1896: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1896
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1896
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One Cent 1896: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 10
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 7
One Cent 1896: 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
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
One Cent 1896 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)ProofProof 1,342.66 1,415.41 1,488.16 1,560.91
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 218.81 221.14 223.47 225.81
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 70.85 71.07 71.29 71.52
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 21.67 21.85 22.03 22.22
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 10.84 10.93 11.02 11.11
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1896 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Cent 1896 / Proof / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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One Cent 1896: Some useful external links
American Numismatic Society: Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1896
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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