Java 1803-Z rupee
This specimen was lot 23050 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,475.45. The catalog description noted, "Java. Rupee 1803-Z, UNC, lightly cleaned. Struck on a thick planchet. Few around this choice." This type was struck by the Dutch in 1801-03. 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: 13.15 g, .792 fine silver, .334 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-208.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.