Netherlands East Indies 1857 2-1/2 cents
This specimen was lot 34585 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,080. The catalog description noted, "Netherlands East Indies: Dutch Colony. Willem III Proof 2-1/2 Cents 1857 PR62 Brown NGC, Utrecht mint." This type was struck in the Netherlands for her colony in the East Indies 1856-58 and 1896-99. It is common but the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 36,560,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 12.5 g, copper, 31 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 308.2.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Online Auction 3082, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.