We have on offer, a 1804 (AH1250) Singapore Merchants Token 1 Keping, Nether. East Indies Trade Coinage. F+/VF-/Rare! This coinage was brought in for use by the early Dutch traders for use in this region especially in Singapore. (Sumatra, Aceh, Java, Borneo, Malaya)
During the 19th century, Dutch possessions and hegemony were expanded, reaching their greatest territorial extent in the early 20th century. This colony was one of the most valuable European colonies under the Dutch Empire's rule, and contributed to Dutch global prominence in spice and cash crop trade in the 19th to early 20th century. The colonial social order was based on rigid racial and social structures with a Dutch elite living separate from but linked to their native subjects. The term Indonesia came into use for the geographical location after 1880. In the early 20th century, local intellectuals began developing the concept of Indonesia as a nation state, and set the stage for an independence movement."
Country: Dutch East Indies / Singapore Merchant Token Coinage
Year: 1804 (AH1250)
Value: 1 Keping
Weight: 1.7 grams
Size: 21 mm
Vintage: > 212+ Years old
Obverse: Arabic Inscription & Fighting Rooster.
Reverse: Tanah Malayu (Land of the Malays)
Circulate, this is still very beautiful example of a beautiful scarce and rare trade coin! Many of such coins has been melted or lost over the history. Fewer examples are available, mostly in the hands of collectors.
Feels & looks better in your hand! This unique piece can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Fairly priced!
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