Netherlands East Indies 1945-S 1/4 gulden
This specimen was minted in San Francisco for the Netherlands East Indies in 1945. The type was struck at the Utrecht mint 1937-39 but the 1941-42 and 1945 issues were produced at American mints, the Netherlands being under German occupation. In 1949, the Dutch gave up their attempt to reconquer their colony and Indonesia obtained its dependence.
Recorded mintage: 56,000,000.
Specification: 3.18 g, .720 fine silver, .0736 troy oz ASW; 18.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 319.
- 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.