Netherlands East Indies 1910 1/10 gulden

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Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 21214
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This specimen was lot 21214 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. 1/10 Gulden, 1910. PCGS PROOF-65 Gold Shield. An immensely appealing jewel-like presentation striking which exhibits green and blue tone over most of the reflective obverse surfaces and only faint golden color along the reverse rims. Despite being assigned a very modest value in the Standard Catalog of World Coins in Proof condition, unquestionably VERY RARE in this format, this being the only example graded and the only example seen by us. A special opportunity for the collector as such." This type was struck 1910-20, 1928-30. 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 1900's, the Dutch had conquered the profitable parts and the empire was steadily expanded to include all of what is now Indonesia by World War One. However, their founding of schools for the natives led to the rise of an educated elite eager for independence.

Recorded mintage: 15,000,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 1.25 g, .720 fine silver, 15 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-311; Scholten-840.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
  • Scholten, C., The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories, 1601-1948, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman, 1953.
  • [1]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.

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