Information about effigy: James Brooke by Joseph Moore

James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (29 April 1803 - 11 June 1868)

James Brooke, whose head appears on the obverse of the first Sarawak coins, became Rajah of Sarawak in 1842 after receiving the land and title from the Sultan of Brunei.

In 1863, through his British agents Buchanan, Hamilton & Co. he arranged for copper coins with the denominations of 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Cent to be struck in Birmingham. This was the only issue in his name.

The artist was Joseph Moore of Allan and Moore, Great Britain.

James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak / James Brooke by Joseph Moore - Coins (3)
James Brooke by Joseph Moore: Details
Year1863
Personal Information James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke by Joseph Moore: Photos
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James Brooke by Joseph Moore: Photo Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863 Coin - 1 Cent, Sarawak, 1863
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author: Jennifer McNair
Notes: Bronze.
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