Netherlands East Indies - Minted by the U.S. Mint
1945P CENT (high P) (*)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: N.E.INDIES
Item Description: CENT 1945P KM-317
Full Grade: NGC MS 67 RD
Owner: coin928

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

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