Sarawak 1879 1/2 cent

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Steve Album sale 16, lot 1553
Sarawak 1879 half cent rev SAlbum 16-1553.jpg

This specimen was lot 1553 in Steve Album sale 16 (Santa Rosa, CA, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SARAWAK: Charles J. Brooke, rajah, 1868-1917, AE ½ cent, 1879, EF." Sarawak, a British colony on the northwest coast of Borneo, was ruled by a dynasty of white rajahs from 1841 to 1946. This type was issued 1870, 1879 and 1896 from London and Heaton. It is common in low grade but expensive in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 640,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 5.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Album, Stephen. Stephen Album Auction 16, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2013.

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