Lion with Sword and Arrows 2 1/2 Cents Netherlands Indies Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Dutch East Indies) 1945 (CONDITION: EXTRA FINE)
Lion with Sword and Arrows 2 1/2 Cents Netherlands Indies Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dutch East Indies) (1945)
CONDITION: Extra Fine
Obverse: Crowned Dutch arms -- a checkered shield with a lion grasping a sword in one hand and a bundle of arrows in the other -- divide the date.
Lettering: NEDERLANDSCH INDIE
Translation: Dutch East Indies
Reverse: Value in Javanese along rim and Malayan in beaded circle.
Translation: One-fortieth Rupiah
Issuer Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)
Queen Wilhelmina (1890-1948)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 2.5 Cents (0.025)
Currency Gulden (decimalized, 1854-1948)
Composition Brass (95% Copper, 5% Zinc)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 6243
References KM# 316, Schön# 10
The coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was originally adopted in 1815 and later modified in 1907. The arms are a composite of the arms of the former Dutch Republic and the arms of the House of Nassau, it features a checkered shield with a lion grasping a sword in one hand and a bundle of arrows in the other and is the heraldic symbol of the monarch (King Willem-Alexander) and the country. The monarch uses a version of the arms with a mantle (Dutch: Koninklijk wapen) while the government of the Netherlands uses a smaller version without the mantle (cloak) or the pavilion, sometimes only the shield and crown are used (Dutch: Rijkswapen). The components of the coats of arms were regulated by Queen Wilhelmina in a royal decree of 10 July 1907, affirmed by Queen Juliana in a royal decree of 23 April 1980.
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