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Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) 1/2, 1, and 2 1/2 Cent  1855 to 1945
Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) 1/2, 1, and 2 1/2 Cent 1855 to 1945

Today's Indonesia was under Dutch rule until 1942. At that time the large archipelago of islands north of Australia was called Netherlands East Indies, or Dutch East Indies. The Islamic influence is plainly seen in the Arabic writing on the reverse of these coins.

This is a long run of coins, all the way from 1855 to 1945. Not surprisingly, older coins are worth more in general. Catalog values for these coins run like this:

1/2 CENT BEFORE 1900
worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $40
coins dated 1856 and 1857 are worth somewhat more

1/2 CENT AFTER 1900
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $20
coins dated 1933 are quite rare and worth $50 in average circulated
coins dated 1945 are very common and worth small amounts

1 CENT BEFORE 1900
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $30
coins dated 1855 are quite rare and worth $50 in average circulated

1 CENT AFTER 1900
worn: $2 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $15
coins dated between 1901 and 1909 are worth somewhat more than these values

2 1/2 CENTS BEFORE 1900
worn: $8 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $60
coins dated 1856 and 1858 are quite rare and worth $50 in average circulated

2 1/2 CENTS AFTER 1900
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $20
coins dated between 1902 and 1913 are worth somewhat more than these values
coins dated 1915 are rare and worth $10 in average circulated
coins dated 1945 are quite common and worth a dollar or two

Use our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 11945 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Wed, 25-Jul-2012 06:28:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 01-Dec-2013 01:48:21 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 21-Jul-2016 15:06:31 GMT
Requester description: 1945 (front) a crest with a crown on top of it with the words 'nederlandsch indie 1/2 cent' on the edges (back) lots of writing in what appears to be arabic
Tags: indonesia dutch netherlands east indies 1 2 cent nederland holland nederlandsche netherland nederlandsch hollandia nederlandse nederlanden hollandiae nederl neatherland nederlands holl eastern easterly indie peny cents pennys pennies penny crest shield crown arabic arab arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested chevron creast shields escutcheon crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera arabesque aribic arabian arabia beads dot circle lion squiggles squiggle beaded period dotted beading point periods dots points bead circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed scribbles curl swoosh squiggly squigle swirl bowed twirly scribble curlicues curly curve curved curlycue curvy curving swirls curls squiggley sqiggles swirly curves tiger pearl lions cougar tigers pearls

Comments

For your information and a little revision
1/2 cent : there are 2 varieties privy mark for 1933 and the rarest is the grape one, meanwhile the sea horse (1933) is common
2 1/2 cent before 1900 : coins dated 1856 (ruler : wilhelm III) and 1896 (ruler : wilhelmina) are the rarest
Warm regards from Indonesia - G.A.
Thanks, GA -- Yeah. We do not account for varieties on CoinQuest. The topic is much too broad and detailed to address in this simple forum. Thanks for your input. Other CoinQuest readers will be grateful. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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