Netherlands East Indies 1834 1/4 gulden

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72662
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This specimen was lot 72662 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. 1/4 Gulden, 1834. William I. PCGS AU-58 Gold Shield. Displaying just a hint of minor wear, this lightly toned specimen offers a good deal of underlying brilliance remaining." The Dutch hold on the East Indies in the early nineteenth century was weak and the British captured Batavia more than once during the Napoleonic Wars. Dutch control was restored at the Congress of Vienna. In the 1820's, the Dutch had conquered Java, parts of Sumatra and the Moluccas and was steadily expanded to include all of what is now Indonesia by World War One. This type was struck 1826-27, 1834 and 1840 for the Dutch colony in Indonesia. It and the accompanying half gulden were the first silver coins struck by the kingdom of the Netherlands for use there. An 1834/27 overdate exists but is awarded no premium.

Recorded mintage: 1,002,000.

Specification: 4.06 g, .568 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-301.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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