Indonesia 1952 50 sen
Indonesia gained independence from the Netherlands in 1949. Being a scattered series of islands with differing traditions, Indonesia has struggled to remain a cohesive nation, hampered by corruption on a colossal scale. This specimen was lot 839 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "INDONESIA: 50 sen, 1952, KM-9, PCGS graded MS64, ex King's Norton Mint Collection." This type was accompanied by one sen (KM 7), 5 sen (KM 5), 10 sen (KM 6), 25 sen (KM 8) in aluminum.
Recorded mintage: 100,000,000.
Specification: 3.3 g, copper-nickel, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 9.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.