SPECIMEN British North Borneo Pattern 1295A.H. (1878) 1 CENT Copper
British North Borneo became a British Protectorate in 1888, it was made up of Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak. It had been under Dutch rule before then. In 1963 they merged with Malaya to become the Federation of Malaysian States.
We can offer the Edward VIII privately issued medallic patterns which shows what the King’s coinage might have looked like, had he not abdicated.
On one side is the bare head of the King, after all he never was crowned. On the other side are the arms of the British North Borneo Company. Two natives on either side of a shield, one carrying a long knife, the shield has a sailing ship on it.
These are full crownsized pieces and this Edward VIII piece is one of the more difficult to get. Silver pieces are Proof and the other pieces are Prooflike.
BRITISH NORTH BORNEO COMPANY. Arms of the British North Borneo Co., lion passant over sailing dhow,...BRITISH NORTH BORNEO COMPANY. Arms of the British North Borneo Co., lion passant over sailing dhow, appear countermarked on the reverse of a Guatemala Fernando VII 8 Reales, 1815 NG M (Host KM 69). Host's obverse also bears an unintelligible round countermark of unknown origin on the King's neck. This anomalous piece shows the Arms reversed, arguing use of a printing die. Official countermarks for this Chartered Company or the later Crown Colony are unknown, suggesting a later fabrication. Pridmore, KM unlisted. Fine.
British North Borneo Half Cents issue 1891H ( MS65 RB )