Netherlands East Indies 1913 1/4 gulden
This specimen was lot 72668 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. 1/4 Gulden, 1913. Utrecht Mint. PCGS MS-63 Gold Shield. The finest specimen listed in the PCGS census, this handsome piece features an alluring tone against otherwise steel gray surfaces. Exceedingly choice." This type was struck 1910-21 and 1929-30 and is common. The Dutch hold on the East Indies in the early nineteenth century was weak and the British captured Batavia more than once during the Napoleonic Wars. Dutch control was restored at the Congress of Vienna. In the 1900's, the Dutch had conquered the profitable parts and the empire was steadily expanded to include all of what is now Indonesia by World War One. However, their founding of schools for the natives led to the rise of an educated elite eager for independence.
Recorded mintage: 6,000,000.
Specification: 3.18 g, .720 fine silver, 19 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-312.
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- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.