Sarawak 1933-H 1/2 cent

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Sarawak, now a part of Malaysia, was once ruled by a dynasty of white rajahs ending with Charles V. Brooke (ruled 1917-46). The region was devastated by Japanese occupation during World War Two, so the rajah abdicated in favor of direct British rule. This one-year type was struck for the rajah at the Heaton mint in England. It is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.

Specification: bronze, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 20.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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