Wednesday 17 September 2014

1841 Sarawak 1 Keping Token

The 1841 Sarawak 1 Keping Token are a legitimate regal issue of Rajah James Brooke of Sarawak and were struck in copper or brass, the later being the scarcer variety. In this article, you can find 1841 Sarawak 1 Keping Token prices, images and specifications. Counterfeit of the Sarawak 1841 keping came on to the market in 1971 and have since caused many a headache to collectors.

1841 Token

The coin obverse show a badger facing left; under it are the initials J.B (James Brooke) and the date SEPt. 24 1841. The badger, or brock, is derived from the crest of the Brooke arms.

1247 Token

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.

Rajah James Brooke 1 keping coin

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 1 keping
Issued By: James Brooke, Sarawak
Year: 1841
Mint: ?
Shape: Round
Material:Brass, Copper
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.75 g
Coin Edge:Plain
References: KM#Tn1 (copper), KM# Tn1a (brass).

1841 Sarawak 1 keping token price:
Year Mintage Note V.Fine E.Fine Uncirculated Proof
1841 unknown Brass 5500 11000 22000 -
1841 unknown Copper 4500 10000 20000 -

*Price in US Dollar

Sarawak Rajah James Brooke coins price: