1 Keping - James Brooke Rajah

Features

Country Sarawak (Malaysia)
Type Token
Year 1247 (1831)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Keping (1/400)
Currency Keping (1841)
Composition Copper
Weight 1.75 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 21390
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References KM# Tn1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Y# 1
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Badger above date.

Lettering:
J . B
SEPT 24 1841

Reverse

Jawi script, date below.

Lettering:
سات کڤڠ
۱۲۴۷

Translation:
One Keping
1247

Edge

Plain

Comments

James Brooke ordered a quantity of kepings from a small private mint in Birmingham with help from a trading company based in London and Birmingham, Messrs Smith & Wright. The coin reverse was struck from an old worn out die bearing the denomination "satu keping" (one keping) in Arabic and the date 1247A.H (1831) which had been used earlier for the striking of the Singapore Merchant Token.

They were struck in copper or brass, the later being the scarcer variety, although both versions are rare. Counterfeit of the Sarawak 1831 keping came on to the market in 1971 and have since caused many a headache to collectors.

Many people believe that the token is to commemorate the day James Brooke received the land and title "Rajah of Sarawak" from Pengiran Muda Hashim.

Read more: http://www.obsoletecoin.com/2014/09/rajah-james-brooke-sarawak-coins.html#ixzz4XqWmsN2y
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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1247 (1831) 

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