Netherlands East Indies 1930 1/4 gulden

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 21212
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This specimen was lot 21212 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. 1/4 Gulden, 1930. PCGS PROOF-64 Cameo Gold Shield. Meticulously produced with deep reflectivity in the fields and consistent frost on the raised designs. Like the previous lot, EXTREMELY RARE in this highly collectible presentation quality, this being the finest of only two examples certified by PCGS and NGC combined." This specimen was minted in Utrecht for the Netherlands East Indies in 1910-21, 1929-30. The SCWC lists no proofs for this date. A similar type (KM 319) was struck in Utrecht and San Francisco for the area until 1945. In 1949, the Dutch gave up their attempt to reconquer their colony and Indonesia obtained its dependence.

Recorded mintage: 7,000,000.

Specification: 3.18 g, 0.720 fine silver, 19 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-312; Scholten-822.


  • 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.
  • [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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