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Coin - 1 Cent, North Borneo, 1921 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8916

Summary:
1 Cent, Issued by British North Borneo, Malaysia, 1921 H
Minted by Heaton & Son, Birmingham, England
Statement Of Significance:
The British North Borneo Company had the right to produce coin under its Royal Charter, granted in 1881. It had 1 cent coins struck in England from 1882 and 1/2 cent pieces from 1885. These coins were linked to the silver dollar as used in the Straits Settlement and Hong Kong. In 1903-1904 it moved from the use of bronze to copper-nickel, issuing 1 cent, 2 1/2 cents and 5 cent coin in that metal. For the 1 cent denomination, the 2,000,000 pieces struck in 1904 sufficed until 1921 when a further 1,000,000 pieces (including this example) were produced. That issue in turn proved sufficient until 1935.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.14 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malaysia - British North Borneo
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British North Borneo
DateEra: 1921 AD
Denomination: 1 Cent
Obverse Description: Shield of arms of the British North Borneo Company; on shield, a lion above a dhow; native warrior supporters one holding a shield the other as large machete; the crest, two arms holding a flag staff; below on ribbon the motto PERGO ET PERAGO (translation: I undertake and I achieve); below, the mint mark, H
Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads, 1 / CENT; around, STATE OF NORTH BORNEO . 1921 .
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: British North Borneo Company, British North Borneo (Malaysia), 1921
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Great Britain, 1921
References: KM#3
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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