- Coin of the Day: On this day in 1841, the Sultanate of Brunei ceded Sarawak to the United Kingdom. James Brooke, seen on this Sarawak 1863 Hal
f Cent, ruled as the first White Rajah there.
Weight: 4.653 grams
Diameter: 22 mm
Orientation: Medal alignment
Obverse: Bust of James Brooke to left surrounded by legend.
Lettering: J. BROOKE RAJAH
Reverse: Denomination within wreath surrounded by country and date
Lettering: SARAWAK, HA
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