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Coin: One Cent 1927
Description

The one cent coin was the most popular denomination of the Sarawak dollar. Coins issued in 1927 circulated for 15 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 (Bronze)
Year1927 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)
MaterialBronze Designer
MonarchCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)24.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.5000
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription C. V. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

The value and denomination ONE CENT are in two lines within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below the wreath, the date 1927. The mint mark H of the Birmingham Mint (previously known as Heaton and Sons) is above the date.

Unlike the 1920 issue, the design is like that of earlier one cent coins.

Reverse inscriptionONE CENT SARAWAK 1927
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Earlier versions of Krause catalogues (to 2006 incl.) also listed a proof version, no longer listed and not attributed elsewhere either.

One Cent 1927: Photos
One Cent 1927: Photo Sarawak 1927-H cent
Sarawak 1927-H cent
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One Cent 1927: Photo Sarawak 1927-H cent
Sarawak 1927-H cent
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One Cent 1927: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1927
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1927
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One Cent 1927: Photo Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1927
Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1927
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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One Cent 1927: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 12
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 18
One Cent 1927: 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
One Cent 1927 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 25.52 26.18 26.85 27.51
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 8.88 9.03 9.17 9.32
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 3.79 3.80 3.82 3.84
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 2.41 2.51 2.62 2.72
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1927 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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One Cent 1927: Some useful external links
Sarawak 1927-H cent - CoinFactsWiki American Numismatic Society: Bronze cent, Birmingham, 1927
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List of all (24) coins of type: Sarawak / One Cent
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One Cent 1920 One Cent 1927 One Cent 1929 One Cent 1930 One Cent 1937 One Cent 1941