British North Borneo 1891-H cent

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Goldberg sale 90, lot 3871
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British North Borneo is today known as Sabah and is a state of Malaysia. In the nineteenth century, half cents and cents were issued for the colony by the Heaton Mint. This specimen was lot 3871 in Goldberg sale 90 (Los Angeles, January 2016), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "British North Borneo. Cent, 1891-H. Wildmen. Very attractive example. PCGS graded MS-64 Red."

Recorded mintage: 3,000,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 9.25 g, bronze, 29.6 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 90: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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