INDONESIA, copper, 1 duit, 1749, Zeeland mint

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INDONESIA, VOC, 1 duit, 1749, Zeeland mint, Obverse: lion rampant left over waves, copper, KM152.2, VF+

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VOC is the acronym in Dutch for United East India Company, which was a private company chartered by the Dutch government to conduct colonizing activity, which included local diplomacy and military activity. All of the nationally chartered colonizing companies got into financial difficulties at the end of the 18th century. The VOC was bought out and nationalized by the Dutch government in 1799.

The 10,000 islands of Indonesia are home to people speaking more than 700 languages. Bureaucratic governments are known from about 2000 years ago. Coins were struck at least1000 years ago.