Netherlands East Indies 1836 duit KM-Pn21

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72838
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This specimen was lot 72838 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Duit, 1836. NGC MS-63 BN. Copper Pattern. Large '8' in date. Sharply struck with chocolate brown surfaces." 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. The duit or quarter stuiver was a predecimal denomination struck extensively for the East Indies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries until 1826. This pattern was struck after the conversion to gulden and cents in 1833.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM Pn-21.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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