Indonesia 1971 50 rupiah
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. The coin shown is a copper-nickel 50 rupiah featuring a Greater Bird of Paradise reverse. It is a one-year type.
Recorded mintage: 1,035,850,000.
Catalog reference: KM 35.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.