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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., Sun, 20-Jul-2014 12:56:09 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 netherland nederlandsch nederlandse nederlanden nederl neatherland nederlands holl indie crest coat crown arabic arab arms coats crests insignia creast aribic arabian arabia shield beads dot circle lion squiggles squiggle beaded period beading pionts point periods dots points bead scribbles swoosh squiggly squigle swirl scribble curlycue swirls squiggley sqiggles swirly tiara tiger ring pearl crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera lions cougar circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed pearls

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