Madura Island (1811-54) gulden KM-193.2
This specimen was lot 831 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "INDONESIA: SUMENEP: Sultan Paku Nata Ningra, 1811-1854, AR gulden, countermarked with second variant of the Madura Star in the shape of a pointed oval with a flower-like design, countermarked on Holland gulden dated 1794, VF." The Dutch hold on the East Indies at this point was weak and the British captured Batavia more than once during the Napoleonic Wars. Dutch control was restored at the Congress of Vienna and was steadily expanded to include all of what is now Indonesia. This counterstamp, applied by a local despot on Madura Island off Java, is found on various Dutch, Austrian and Mexican silver coins circulating in the area.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 5.83 g, .800 silver, .150 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-193.2, Hafner-S1d.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.