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Ducth East Indies

The Dutch Easy Indies (VOC) Empire

The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, was the Dutch colony that became modern Indonesia following World War II.

It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the former Dutch East India Company that came under the administration of the Netherlands in 1800. During the nineteenth century, Dutch possessions in the archipelago and its hegemony were expanded, reaching their greatest extent in the early twentieth century. Following the World War II Japanese occupation, Indonesian nationalists declared Indonesian independence in 1945. Following the subsequent Indonesian National Revolution, the Netherlands formally recognised Indonesian soverignty in December 1949. (excerpt taken from Wikipedia)

For a more complete monetary history for the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia, Click Here

In 1942, the Japanese successfully invaded the East Indies, bringing with their invasion fleet, their own version of the gulden, in denominations of 1, 5 and 10 cents, 1/2, 1, 5 and 10 gulden. By 1944 the Japanese had decided that engendering a collective Asian nationalism would be the key to keeping control, and hence the Dutch-style gulden notes, were replaced by the Netherlands Indies roepiah, an Indonesian language version of the gulden.The Dutch government in exile ordered notes for issue on their return to Indonesia, and these were printed in the USA in 1942, dated 1943. They began to be issued in the Eastern islands (which the Dutch captured early on) of the archipelago from 1944 to 1945, of which this note is part of that issue.

  • Krause# Pick-111a
1 Gulden 1943 obverse P-111a 1 Gulden 1943 reverse P-111a
Obverse Reverse

1 Cent 1942

  • Krause# Pick-119a
1 Cent 1942 obverse P-119a 1 Cent 1942 reverse P-119a
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