Indonesia 1962 50 sen Irian Barat
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. At the time of independence, the Netherlands retained western New Guinea, surrendering control only in 1962. The coin shown is a fifty sen from the province of Irian Barat, also known as Irian Jaya, the Indonesian name for the region. This coinage was demonetized in 1971.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 9.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.