Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sawarak Banknote Issued in 1919

This is a unique piece and extremely rare of $1 Sawarak banknote issued by Sawarak Government Treasury on 1 July 1919. It was printed in uniface with the portrait of Charles Vyner Brooke by Perkins, Bacon & Co. Ltd London. Charles Vyner Brooke was the third White Rajah of Sarawak.

The 1 Dollar Sarawak note issued in 1919 with the portrait of Charles Vyner Brooke

This series of note consists of three denominations namely 1, 5 and 10 Dollars. All these notes were signed by various hand signatures and the serial numbers were printed in red. Indeed, these notes were inherited from its previous series which feature the portrait of Charles Johnson Brooke between 1894 and 1917.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello, about this banknote, wich are the measures in cm?

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