Quarter Cent 1870, Coin from Sarawak - detailed information

Quarter Cent 1870, Coin from Sarawak (demonetised 1953)
CoinQuarter Cent 1870

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.

MintHeaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 100,000
Obverse
Sarawak / Quarter Cent 1870 - obverse photo

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
Sarawak / Quarter Cent 1870 - reverse photo

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 Inscription 1/4 CENT SARAWAK 1870
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Quarter Cent 1870: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Quarter Cent 1870: References to Information Used
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Quarter Cent 1870: Details
CountrySarawak
CurrencySarawak Dollar
Coin TypeQuarter Cent
Issued1870
MonarchCharles Brooke, Rajah
EffigyCharles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Face Value1/4 (x Cent)
Total Mintage100,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1953
MaterialCopper
DesignerJoseph Moore
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.0000 mm
Mass2.3300 g
OCC IDRDKL-MEMK-CJPL-ENZB
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photos
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870 / thumbnail Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870 / thumbnail Coin - 1/4 Cent, Sarawak, 1870
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Quarter Cent 1870: Photo Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870 / thumbnail 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 / thumbnail Bronze 1/4 cent, Birmingham, 1870
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Quarter Cent 1870: Catalogue Reference IDs