1/2 Cent, Issued by Sarawak, Malaysia, 1933 H
Minted by Heaton & Son, Birmingham, England
Head of Charles V. Brooke facing right; around, C.V. BROOKE RAJAH
Within a laurel wreath HALF / CENT; around above, SARAWAK; below, 1933; mint mark, H, above date
Charles V. Brooke, depicted on the obverse of this coin, became Rajah of Sarawak in 1917. Japanese occupation of the area in World War II caused so much damage to the economy that he ceded it to Britain in 1946. Sarawak became part of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.
Donation from Mr John P. Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1994
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.98 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins., 489-492 Pages