Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1897 - detailed information

Sarawak: Coin One Cent 1897
CoinOne Cent 1897

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 fifth and last year of the type.

Coins issued in 1897 circulated for 45 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 1897 - obverse photo

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
Sarawak / One Cent 1897 - reverse photo

Value ONE CENT in two lines separated by centre hole and within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below, the date 1897. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

Reverse Inscription ONE CENT SARAWAK 1897
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
One Cent 1897: References to Information Used
One Cent 1897 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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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
All (24) Coins of Country: Sarawak, Type: One Cent
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Cent 1863 unknown James Brooke 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 1897: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeOne Cent (Copper, Holed)
Issued1897
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage1,088,889 (1.1 million)
MaterialCopper
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)29
Thickness (mm)1.9000
Mass (g)9.3300
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One Cent 1897: Photos
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1897
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Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1897
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One Cent 1897: Catalogue Reference IDs