Obverse: Coat of Arms of the British North Borneo Chartered Company supported by two native warriors PERGO ET PERAGO (I undertake and I achieve)
Reverse: Value within wreath
|Materiaal||Koper / Brons|
The British North Borneo Company had the right to produce coin under its Royal Charter, granted in 1881. It had 1 cent coins struck in England from 1882 and 1/2 cent pieces from 1885. These coins were linked to the silver dollar as used in the Straits Settlement and Hong Kong. In 1904 the Company moved from the use of bronze to copper-nickel for the 1 cent.
The mint mark H for The Mint Birmingham Limited (known as Ralph Heaton and Sons Limited before 1879) is above the date