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What is the correct weight for the 50 cents 1927H Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke Silver coin?

Recently, a fellow collector brought along a 50 cents 1927H Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke Silver coin to me. He was puzzled/undecided whether his coin is a forgery as this coin ( below pictures) weighed only 10.1 gram compared to  13.57gram in the latest catalogue of KN Boon. After perusing through internet searches, other coin grading […]

How to verify a genuine 1 keping sarawak coin from a counterfeit

A few days ago, I received an email asking me on how do we verify a genuine 1 keping sarawak coin from a counterfeit. ” Append below is the sender’s email: hi peter.. i have a james brooke 24 sept 1841 coin.. how do I know its not counterfeit ? ” A few days the […]

SARAWAK – JAMES BROOKE 1 CENT COIN (Forgery)

This is a very beautiful reproduction or forged coin of the 1 cent Sarawak Coin of James Brooke reign. So for those coins beginner keen on Sarawak collection, please do watch out otherwise you will be spending good money for bad coin!

Soldered Sarawak Coins

Most of the 5, 10 and 20 cents coinage were used as ornaments or buried with the dead and show small solder marks or filled holes. Hence, it is quite difficult for collectors to get undamaged coin. Those undamaged are quite expensive to collect. However for coin investment, it’s important not to invest in such […]

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