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Coin: Quarter Cent 1870
Description

The quarter cent was the smallest denomination of the Sarawak dollar. It was only issued in three years - 1863, 1870 and 1896. Coins issued in 1870 circulated for 72 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 value1/4 (x Cent) TypeQuarter Cent
Year1870 CurrentNo (demonetised 1953)
Mintage100,000 (100000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) No mint mark 100,000 (100000)
MaterialCopper DesignerJoseph Moore
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)18 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.3300
Obverse

Head of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, facing left. Around, the monarch's legend C. BROOKE RAJAH.

Obverse inscription C. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse

The value and denomination 1/4 CENT is in three lines within a wreath of two olive branches; around above, SARAWAK; below the wreath, the date 1870.

Reverse inscription1/4 CENT SARAWAK 1870
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Quarter Cent 1870: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Quarter Cent 1870: Photos
Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870
Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870
Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Quarter Cent 1870: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and BruneiSarawak SS 4
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSarawak KM# 4
Quarter Cent 1870: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Atkins, Coins and Tokens of the British Empire 1889 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Encyclopaedia of the Coins of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 1986 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Quarter Cent 1870 / 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 1,836.44 1,929.03 2,021.62 2,114.21
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 488.12 492.34 496.56 500.78
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Extra Fine (EF, XF) 216.71 218.53 220.35 222.17
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Very Fine (VF) 86.68 87.41 88.14 88.87
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)Fine (F) 26.72 26.86 27.00 27.13
Historic values in USD for Quarter Cent 1870 / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Quarter Cent 1870 / Proof / Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Quarter Cent 1870: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870 American Numismatic Society: Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870
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List of all (3) coins of type: Sarawak / Quarter Cent
Quarter Cent 1863 Quarter Cent 1870 Quarter Cent 1896