Java 1802-Z 1/2 rupee

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3660
This specimen was lot 3660 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 6,500 CHF (about US$7,757 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NETHERLANDS EASTINDIA | Java, Batavische Republik, 1799-1806 Gold-1/2 Rupie 1802. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich-FDC. Hübsche Patina. (Netherlands East Indies, Batavian Republic, 1799-1806, gold half rupee of 1802. Very rare, Extremely fine-uncirculated, Attractive patina.)"
This type was struck by the Dutch in 1793-1807. Java, the chief island of Indonesia, was occupied by the British 1811-16. After the Vienna Congress in 1815, Indonesia was returned to the Dutch but the English kept their colonies in Malaya, especially Singapore.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.00 g, .750 fine gold, this specimen 7.59 g.

Catalog reference: KM 209. Fr-12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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