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1 Cent 1887 Brunei (1304A.H.)


Refer history of coinage of Brunei 

This is the first copper coin issued in Brunei in 1887(1304 Hijra) with the denomination of 1 Cent. It was struck at the mint of Ralph Heaton and Sons, Birmingham ( after 1897 known as the Mint, Birmingham). This 1 cent copper coin is also called Duit Bintang’ or Star coin. This coin was taken out of circulation with the introduction of the Straits Settlements currency.


1 Cent 1887 Copper Brunei Coin

Obverse: A five pointed star within a radially pointed circle, around which is the Jawi inscription “Belanja Perentah Brunei Satu Sen sant 1304″(Financial Adminstration Brunei One Cent year 1304A.H.=1887)


1 Cent 1887 Copper Brunei Coin






Reverse:The figure “1” within a plain circle around which is the legend “SULTANATE OF BRUNEI 1304”

Further details of this copper coin:-

This coin has a plain edge; weight of 9.33 grammes with diameter of 29mm and the composition is copper. It is minted at the Ralph Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, England with a mintage 1,000,000

It has plain edge. The weight is 9.33 grammes with diameter of 29mm. The composition is copper and the mintage is 1,000,000

[Incidentally, the  earliest  indigeneous Brunei coinage were all cash or pitis of tin, tin alloy with a mixture of lead]

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