Java 1803-Z rupee

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 23050
Java 1803 rupee rev Heritage 3010-23050.jpg

This specimen was lot 23050 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,475.45. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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