Java AH1230 rupee
This specimen was lot 4165 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,586.25. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Madura Island. Rupee, AH 1230 (1814-15). PCGS MS-62. British East India Company. Edge crack. Sharply struck. Attractive iridescent toning. From the Demarete Collection." Java, the chief island of Indonesia, was occupied by the British 1811-16. This rupee was struck by them 1813-17 while they held the island. 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, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-247b; Pr-9; Sch-594a.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.