Hello, fellow banknote collectors, this is Ace and today we’re gonna have a look at some Dutch East Indies currency. The territory this encompassed was included in Indonesia and it was pretty much run by the Dutch. It is a major overseas possession because most of the other ones actually lost, they lost a lot of places to actually control, they used to have some spots in India but they actually lost all those sorts to British or French and not really many in Africa because they are actually a bit late, they actually came to Indonesia roughly around 1600, you know same time as the actual Portuguese actually went around there.
The currency they issued was the Gordon and if you have a look it actually has Indonesian writings. So, Indonesian’s just pretty much a Malay language, it’s pretty much Malay actually the same as Malay, probably slight differences and that’s where the name of the actual currency comes from, and it’s probably just a native word for probably gold or silver and I just looked it up it actually comes from the Sanskrit word rupee and if you know rupee is actually used in India Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal that’s about it, as far as I know, and it’s just a word for silver actually so silver and these come in the last denomination or fifty cents and the highest of five hundred gold.
They are actually quite inexpensive to get if you want to get, anything from twenty-five gold, 50, 100 or 500 you actually need a lot more. So, these don’t have any watermark or a security Field they have the coat of arms or here we have the coat of arms of dutch Indonesia and here we have Queen the Hamina and she was actually the reigning monarch of the Netherlands at the time and as you can see these are printed in American banknote company they’re all dated nineteen on the second of March 1943.
The notes wouldn’t have been introduced up until 1945 46because at the time in 1943 the DutchNetherlands was actually and the Japanese control and they used the Japanese occupation gold which is quite different, then at the end of the war, would have been worthless so this probably would have been introduced pretty much instantaneously and one of the security features you got, these are these coloured dots which I’d curl all over the actual banknotes and then we have one feel, it’s a banknote and on the back, we just have a declaration this is probably a specification of the laws that probably relate to counterfeiting.
I did $0.50 one in two and a half is pretty much the same size. I think the five and ten are actually the same size and the other one’s probably a different size so pretty much the same and actually quite a nice Bank know what to get so that these Lots here actually got for about ten bucks I think and a few dollars poses postage and this one as you can see this one’s a bit longer so if we put it together you can see the actual size difference and that’s to help people who are illiterate and do not actually know the numbers but that’s basically all and it’s also good for the blind but people who are blind could actually get ripped off in those two banknotes.
There and then on the back we have the ArmyNavy and Air Forces Dutch soldier looks like an actual hand actually with a type of hat is actually wearing and this actual reverse occurs on all the other banknotes of the highest denomination and as you can seethe only security feature are the actual dots there is no watermark on these banknotes which is typical for banknotes actually printed in the United States because if you know a little bit about nine States currency they actually didn’t put watermarks up until 1996 and in 2004 they actually issued coloured banknotes.
The colours are actually not that good on them and quite frankly these banknotes are actually better than the United States Mint notes because each side of the obverse is actually a different colour so these banknotes were legal tender and we’re not exchangeable into gold itself or silver pretty much from the 1930s but now it’s been legal tender but certain banknotes in certain countries could have been exchanged for gold or silver but not these ones so if we look at some prices you can see pretty much in circulation, and probably go for about $30if you want one that’s circulated the one Gold is actually the cheapest, probably a bit too – $5 $0.50 $3 $3 so, roughly $3 for the 50-cent one golden if you want a 10 golden $4 that’s in a pretty circulated condition so that the higher grade usually the higher value got so the one that’s pretty almost uncirculated or extremely fine $8.
These days, they are actually pretty common it would have been a lot of these banknotes printed to sub displace the actual Japanese currency in circulation and thirteen dollars that one now I probably would have paid one or two dollars ten dollars for a high grade five-quarter and if we keep going down you can see this cheetah.
If I go back to the items for sale we can see and I put Lois first so we can see the actual banknotes there these ones are probably pretty overvalued so that’s why still on eBay unsold so I doubt it very much dollar actually sell two and a half, ten 50-cent. I personally would not buy any of these, they’re just overpriced as far as I’mconcernedand so here is a 50 gold and as you can see it is nearly 24 American dollars or thirty-seven and half Australian dollars.
It’s actually in a pretty and circulated condition, so if you actually want an uncirculated one I would expect that it would probably pay you between one or two hundred dollars for a banknote.
Here we have a 50 gold uncirculated or almost uncirculated, a hundred and seventy-one dollars so I was pretty nearly accurate in that one now between a one and two hundred dollars that was just a ballpark,
I actually have not seen anyone hundred or five hundred gold so its actually pretty rare, we’ve got two to two and three nine two four, one’s pretty uncirculated and very fine. so this banknote series actually gets very expensive and after this series was issued they actually gave the Japanese Bank which was the main banknote printer actually and supplier resumed issue up into donation form till independence in 1949.
Although, they did declare independence which was in 1945. So, that is the Dutch East Indies golden banknotes and her actual values. I hope this helps you with your collecting of banknotes just remember if you’re gonna buy a 50 cent three to five dollars pretty common banknote, this one is same three to five dollars fora good one I’m talking about lower value for a crap one.
I hope you like this Banknote, do have an awesome banknote collecting time I want to say thank you very much for reading my video I’ll leave links down below to Dutch banknotes on eBay. Thank you and bye-bye