Wednesday, May 16, 2012

1971 Indonesia 50 Rupiah

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The second and last of my Indonesian coins from the vaults. Except for national tragedies or the banning of Lady Gaga there is little news from Indonesia around this area. I think I got this one from a relative who use to work for the airlines back in the 1970s. From what I recall he said that these countries were very groovy and free, that has changed since his last visit.


The bird on the coin is the Greater Bird of Paradise one of the most beautiful birds in the world.

This coin was the first in the 50 Rupiah series and over one billion were made. So many were made that they waited until 1991 before they made the second 50 Rupiah. It is rare that small countries produce coins into the billions but when they do it satisfies them for decades.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 50 Rupiah / Indonesia
Year: 1971
Mintage: 1,035,435,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.25 in VF

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