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Netherlands East Indies - Minted by the U.S. Mint

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Last Modified:  10/2/2019
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Slot: 1941P 1/10G (**)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/10G 1941P KM-318
Grade: NGC MS 65
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1941P 1/10 G - KM #318 - Mintage: 41,850,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands. The privy mark on those coins is an acorn. The Palm tree was used on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

It should be noted that the claim made on the U.S. Mint web site that 1942 was the first year that the Philadelphia mint identified itself on a coin using the "P" mint mark is clearly NOT true. The Philadelphia mint produced no less than four different coins in 1941 bearing a "P" mint mark. The others are the Netherlands East Indies 1/4G., and the 10 and 25 Cent coins minted for Curaçao and Suriname. To be completely accurate, the Philadelphia mint first identified itself on a coin intended for circulation 47 years earlier. "Philadelphia" is fully spelled out on the reverse of the Dos Desimos de Sucre minted for Ecuador in 1895!

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is the finest known graded by either PCGS or NGC.

Date acquired: 3/3/2010 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1941S 1/10G (**)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/10G 1941S KM-318
Grade: NGC MS 65
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1941S 1/10 G - KM #318 - Mintage: 58,150,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands. The privy mark on those coins is an acorn. The Palm tree was used on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this is the finest (and only) example to have been graded by NGC. PCGS has graded one other at this level and one finer at MS66.

Date acquired: 7/10/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1941P 1/4G
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/4G 1941P KM-319
Grade: NGC MS 66
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1941P 1/4 G - KM #319 - Mintage: 34,947,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands. The privy mark on those coins is an acorn. The Palm tree was used on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

It should be noted that the claim made on the U.S. Mint web site that 1942 was the first year that the Philadelphia mint identified itself on a coin using the P mint mark is clearly NOT true. The Philadelphia mint produced no less than four different coins in 1941 bearing a P mint mark. The others are the Netherlands East Indies 1/10G, and the 10 and 25 Cent coins minted for Curaçao and Suriname. To be completely accurate, the Philadelphia mint first identified itself on a coin intended for circulation 47 years earlier. PHILADELPHIA is fully spelled out on the reverse of the Dos Decimos de Sucre minted for Ecuador in 1895!

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is very well struck in the date area of the obverse, unlike many seen of this date. As of this revision, PCGS has graded one finer at MS67 and NGC has graded 2 finer at MS67.

Date acquired: 5/8/2006 (raw coin)
date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1941S 1/4G (**)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/4G 1941S KM-319
Grade: NGC MS 64
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1941S 1/4 G - KM #319 - Mintage: 5,053,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands. The privy mark on those coins is an acorn. The Palm tree was used on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This coin has the smallest mintage by far of all of the coins minted by the U.S. mints for circulation in the Netherlands East Indies. Despite a mintage of over five million, these coins are very difficult to obtain and finding high grade uncirculated specimens is almost impossible. PCGS has graded one at MS63, while NGC has graded one at MS62, one at MS63 and this one at MS64, which makes it the current finest known. (1/0)

Date acquired: 5/8/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1942P CENT
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: CENT 1942P KM-317
Grade: NGC MS 66 RD
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1942P 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage:100,000,000

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This particular coin is a beautiful high grade red example of this otherwise common date. As of this revision, there are none graded finer by NGC.

Date acquired: 1/17/2008 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 10/4/2018
Slot: 1942P CENT - Error
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: CENT 1942P KM-317 OFF SET CENTER HOLE
Grade: NGC MINT ERROR MS 66 RD
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1942P 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage:100,000,000

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the P mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This particular coin is an error coin in that the center hole was punched off center. I had always assumed that the hole was punched into the coin after it was struck, but given the distortion of the hole, it is clear that it was punched into the planchet before the coin was struck.

Date acquired: 11/29/2018 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 9/9/2019 (Self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 9/26/2019
Slot: 1942S 1/10G (*)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/10G 1942S KM-318
Grade: NGC MS 67
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1942S 1/10 G - KM #318 - Mintage: 75,000,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this is 1 of only 2 graded MS67 by NGC with none finer.

Date acquired: 2/1/2006 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1942S 1/4G (*)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/4G 1942S KM-319
Grade: NGC MS 66
Research: View Coin
Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1942S 1/4 G - KM #319 - Mintage: 32,000,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Obverse Legend: NEDERL. INDIE. (Netherlands Indies)
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark to the right of the date. It also has the Palm tree privy mark which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used.. The Palm tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

This particular coin is a beautiful example of this relatively common date. As of this revision, this is one of two known 1942- 1/4 Gulden graded MS66 by NGC with none finer.

Date acquired: 10/28/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1943D GULDEN (*)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: GULDEN 1943D WITH PALM TREE KM-330
Grade: NGC MS 65
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1943D 1G - KM #330 - Mintage: 20,000,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Reverse Legend: MUNT VAN HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN (Coin of the kingdom of the Netherlands)
Edge Lettering: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us)

These coins were minted in Denver during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony that is now Indonesia. The "D" mint mark appears at a 45 degree angle above and to the right of the date on the reverse. The Palm Tree privy mark also appears at a -45 degree angle above and to the left of the date. The Palm Tree privy make was used to differentiate coins of the Dutch colonies from those intended for circulation in the Netherlands. Coins intended for circulation in the Netherlands carried the Acorn privy mark. These coins were minted by the U.S. Mint because The Netherlands was occupied at the time and could not mint coins for their colonies, and there was a large population of U.S. servicemen in the colonies which caused a shortage of coins in circulation.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 63 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait dominates the obverse of this coin.

The primary element on the reverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing their determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this coin is one of two finest known example graded by NGC, with none finer. PCGS also has two graded MS65 with none finer.

Date acquired: 9/23/2014 (already graded by NGC)

Rev. 9/22/2019
Slot: 1943D 2.5 GULDEN (*)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 2.5G 1943D WITH PALM TREE KM-331
Grade: NGC MS 65
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Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1943D 2 1/2G - KM #331 - Mintage: 2,000,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the denomination
Reverse Legend: MUNT VAN HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN (Coin of the kingdom of the Netherlands)
Edge Lettering: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us)

These coins were minted in Denver during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony that is now Indonesia. The "D" mint mark appears at a 45 degree angle above and to the right of the date on the reverse. The Palm Tree privy mark also appears at a -45 degree angle above and to the left of the date. The Palm Tree privy make was used to differentiate coins of the Dutch colonies from those intended for circulation in the Netherlands. Coins intended for circulation in the Netherlands carried the Acorn privy mark. These coins were minted by the U.S. Mint because The Netherlands was occupied at the time and could not mint coins for their colonies, and there was a large population of U.S. servicemen in the colonies which caused a shortage of coins in circulation.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 63 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait dominates the obverse of this coin.

The primary element on the reverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

As of this revision, this coin is tied for the finest known example graded by NGC or PCGS.

Date acquired: 9/17/2010 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 10/28/2015 (Self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1945P 1/2 CENT
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: 1/2C 1945P KM-314.2
Grade: NGC MS 66 RD
Research: View Coin
Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1945P 1/2 Cent - KM #314.2 - Mintage: 400,000,000

Obverse: Crowned Shield from the coat of arms dividing the date
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies), denomination below
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the "45" in the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark ( below the "19" in the date) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

The primary element on the obverse is the central shield from the Dutch coat of arms topped by the Dutch royal crown. The background (field) of the shield is azure which is a dark royal blue that is represented by horizontal lines in engraving. Also part of the background is gold billetty which are vertically oriented gold blocks, twice as long as they are wide, arranged in rows but not directly underneath each other. A hatched pattern of dots is used in engraving to represent the gold color of the billets. The lion is rampant (standing on his back legs), crowned with a coronet, and is also gold with a red tongue and red claws. In his sinister (left front) paw he is holding seven silver arrows bound together with a gold ribbon, representing the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht. In his dexter (right front) paw he is brandishing a silver sword with a golden hilt representing the determination to defend their liberty.

These coins must not have been very popular with the public, because full red mint state examples are as common as grains of sand on a beach. Full red, unblemished, high grade examples though are much more rare. PCGS has graded only 2 in MS67RD and NGC has graded none in MS67. This coin is as good as it gets in an NGC holder. It is a very well struck, full red coin with minimal distracting marks in either the field or devices.

Date acquired: 7/30/2017 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1945P CENT (high P) (*)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: CENT 1945P KM-317
Grade: NGC MS 67 RD
Research: View Coin
Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1945P 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage: 335,000,000
184,003,000 minted in 1945
150,997,000 minted in 1946, but still dated 1945

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This coin is a spectacular, full red MS67 coin with few equals and none finer.

Varieties
High P - Mint mark in the normal "high" position. (this coin)
Low P - Mint mark in a lower than normal position. (I have yet to see one)
P/S - "P" mint mark struck over an underlying "S.".

Date acquired: 10/26/2014 (Already graded by NGC)

Rev. 12/8/2018
Slot: 1945D CENT (*)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: CENT 1945D KM-317
Grade: NGC MS 67 RD
Research: View Coin
Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1945D 1 Cent - KM #317 - Mintage: 133,800,000

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Denver mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "D" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

This coin is a very attractive, full red, nearly flawless example of this relatively common issue. As of this revision, it has few equals and none certified finer.

Date acquired: 11/3/2011 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 9/28/2018 (Self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
Slot: 1945S CENT
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: CENT 1945S KM-317
Grade: NGC MS 66 RD
Research: View Coin
Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1945S 1 Cent - KM #317 Mintage 102,568,000
59,852,000 minted in 1945
42,716,000 minted in 1946, but still dated 1945

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the San Francisco mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and it even bears the "S" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

These coins are not rare, but full red specimens are not all that common. NGC has graded only 7 in red, 5 at 66 and 2 at 67.

Date acquired: 3/22/2008 (Raw coin)
Date graded: 9/26/2012 (Self submitted to NGC).

Rev. 9/22/2019
Slot: 1945P/S CENT (**)
Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Design Description:
Item Description: CENT 1945P/S KM-317
Grade: NGC MS 61 BN
Research: View Coin
Owner Comments
Netherlands East Indies - 1945P/S 1 Cent - KM #317 variety unlisted - Mintage: 335,000,000
184,003,000 minted in 1945
150,997,000 minted in 1946, but still dated 1945

Obverse: 3/4 spray around hole in center with value below.
Obverse Legend: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE (Netherlands Indies) and date
Reverse: Arabic text reiterating the denomination of the coin with flowers below hole.
Reverse Legend: Javanese text reiterating the denomination of the coin.
Edge: Plain

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for the Dutch colony now known as Indonesia, and normally bears the "P" mint mark just below the date on the right side of the obverse. It also has the Palm tree privy mark (to the left of the denomination) which was used by the Dutch mints to distinguish similar looking coinage intended for the colonies from that intended for circulation in the The Netherlands where the acorn privy mark was used. The Palm Tree appears on nearly all colonial coinage even though in this case there would have been no confusion given the reverse of this coin.

An interesting characteristic of the One Cent coins in this series is that they appear to be struck with medalic rotation while all of the other denominations struck for the Netherlands East Indies were struck with the normal "coin" rotation.

Varieties often accompany a huge mintage. This particular coin is the rare P over S mint mark variety. It has been know among collectors for quite some time, but is not currently cataloged by K&M. This is the first of its type to be certified by either PCGS or NGC, and as of this revision is still the only one to have been graded by either NGC or PCGS. It's not a particularly attractive coin, but it is the only one of this variety I've ever seen, and I've been looking for another one for 11 years.

Date acquired: 6/20/2007 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/29/2018 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018
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