Netherlands East Indies 1914 2-1/2 cents
This specimen was lot 3164 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $101.15. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES: Wilhelmina, 1890-1948, AE 2½ cent, 1914, with much original red mint luster, NGC graded MS63 RB." This is the first year of the type, which was also struck in 1915, 1920 and 1945-P.
Recorded mintage: 22,000,000.
Specification: 12 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-316.
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- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 38, featuring the Dabestani Collection of Persian Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.