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Coin: One Cent 1920
Description

The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. After a break in production, and a change in design, this coin was authorised for circulation by Order No. 1 of 1921 dated 21st January 1921. The coins circulated for 21 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.

This is a one-year type in copper-nickel.

CountrySarawak CurrencySarawak Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent (CuproNickel)
Year1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage5,000,000 (5.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 5,000,000 (5.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)18 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.9400
Obverse

Head of Vyner (Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke), the third and last Rajah of Sarawak, facing right. Around above, the monarch's legend C. V. BROOKE RAJAH; below, · SARAWAK ·.

Obverse inscription C. V. BROOKE RAJAH · SARAWAK ·
Reverse

The value and denomination 1 CENT are in two lines within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below the wreath, the date 1920. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

The design differs from that of earlier one cent coins.

Reverse inscription1 CENT 1920
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Cent 1920: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Bronze pattern unknown
One Cent 1920: Photos
One Cent 1920: Photo Cn cent, Birmingham, 1920
Cn cent, Birmingham, 1920
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1920: Photo Cn cent, Birmingham, 1920
Cn cent, Birmingham, 1920
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1920: Photo Sarawak One Cent 1920
Sarawak One Cent 1920
Copyright: Encik Wan (by permission)
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One Cent 1920: Photo Sarawak One Cent 1920
Sarawak One Cent 1920
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One Cent 1920: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 11
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 12
One Cent 1920: 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
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Varieties Proof, Bronze pattern
One Cent 1920 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 95.07 94.86 94.65 94.44
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 38.69 37.57 36.44 35.31
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 23.86 23.55 23.25 22.95
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 9.91 9.96 10.02 10.07
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 6.20 6.32 6.43 6.54
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1920 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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