Indonesia 1974 100000 rupiah
This specimen was lot 21422 in Heritage sale 3005 (Long Beach, May 2009), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 100000 Rupiah 1974, brilliant UNC, Conservation series featuring the Komodo Dragon." This type was struck to the standard of a United States twenty dollar gold piece. Despite some striking designs, Indonesian coins as a class are not popular and this piece sold for little more than its bullion value. It was accompanied by silver 2000 rupiah and 5000 rupiah (KM 40).
Recorded mintage: 5333 plus 1369 proofs.
Specification: 33.43 g, .900 fine gold, .967 troy oz AGW, designed by Leslie Durbin.
Catalog reference: KM 41.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3005: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.