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Coin - 1 Cent, British North Borneo Company, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8914

Summary:
1 Cent, Issued by British North Borneo Co., Malaysia, 1888 H
Minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, England
Statement Of Significance:
The British North Borneo Company had the right to produce coin under its Royal Charter, ganted 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.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.41 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: 1888 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, 1888; the mint mark, H, above the date
Reverse Description: Within a laurel wreath, ONE CENT; above and below the denomination it is repeated in Chinese characters; below the wreath the denomination in Malay; around above, BRITISH NORTH BORNEO Co.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: British North Borneo Company, British North Borneo (Malaysia), 1888
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, Great Britain, 1888
References: KM#2
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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