Netherlands East Indies 1808 duit
This specimen was lot 73332 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $80. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Duit, 1808. PCGS AU-55 Gold Shield. Hardly any evidence of handling is evident on this pleasing specimen, presenting rich brown surfaces." This type was issued by the Batavian Republic 1802-09 and is common in all grades, An 1808/6 overdate exists. The Dutch hold on the East Indies at this point was weak and the British captured Batavia more than once during the Napoleonic Wars. Dutch control was restored at the Congress of Vienna and was steadily expanded to include all of what is now Indonesia.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 76.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The June 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.