Sumatra 1804 4 keping

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1581
Neth E Indies 1804 4 keping rev Ponterio 173-1581.jpg

This specimen was lot 1581 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $999. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Sumatra. East India Company. 4 Keping, 1804. Thick flan. Very attractive. NGC PROOF-65 BN. From the Sanjay Gandhi Collection." This type was struck by the British East India Company during its occupation of Sumatra during the Napoleonic Wars. After the Vienna Conference in 1815, Indonesia was returned to the Dutch but the English kept their colonies in Malaya, especially Singapore.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 12.8 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM-266; Prid-4; SS-5.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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