Netherlands East Indies 1945-S cent
This specimen was minted in San Francisco for the Netherlands East Indies in 1945. The type was struck at the Utrecht mint 1936-39 but the 1942 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: 102,568,000.
Specification: 4.8 g, bronze; 23 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 317, Sch-936.
- Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.