Netherlands East Indies 1805 1/2 duit
This specimen was lot 23320 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Batavian Republic. 1/2 Duit, 1805. NGC AU-55 Brown. No wear obviously evident; quite presentable." This type was struck 1802-09 and is listed as inexpensive. 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2 g, copper, 17.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-75.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.