The currency and coins in use in the Netherlands East Indies are the same as the ones in Holland, with the exception of the coins of less value than 50 cents to wit those of 25, 10, 5, 2%, 1 and y2 cent, and the banknotes, wich are different.
Standard coin is the gold coin FI. 10.a, which is rarely seen. Further there is a gold coin FI. 5.a and silver coins of FI. 2.50 (rijksdaalder), FI. 1.a (guilder or florin), FI. 0.50 (half a guilder), 25 cents (kwartje), 10 cents (dubbeltje), a nickel coin of 5 cents, and copper coins of 2y2 cents, 1 cent and half a cent.
The banknotes in circulation are FI. 1.a 2.50.a 5a 10.a, 20a, 25.a, 30.a, 40.a, 50.a, 100.a, 200.a, 300.a, 500.a, and 1000.a.
Nominal Value of Netherlands East Indian money in foreign money.
1 guilder = FI. 1.a, = $ 0.40 Am. gold. = 1/8 Engl. = frcs 2.a French, Swiss and Belgian = Lue 2.a It = Peseta 2.a Spain = mark 1.66 German = $ 071 y2 Singapore, = $ 0.38 Mex. = Yen
0.80 Jap = 16 y2 Annas British India.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
The weights and measures in use in the Netherlands East Indies are for the greater part those used by the native population, although the measures of the metrical system are also in use. The principal weights in use are:
1 Picul = 61.76 Kilogrammes = 136.23 lbs 1 katti = 0.01 picul = 0.62 Kilogrammes = 1.36 lbs.
1 gantang = 0.10 picul = 6.18 Kilogrammes = 13.62 lbs.
Of the principal measures we name:
1 Meter = 3.281 feet 1 paal = 1,507 K.M. = 0.9433 E miles 1 Kilometre = 0.5214. E. miles 1 bouw = 7,096 M2= 1.753 acres
BANKING AND EXCHANCE.
In order to avoid the carrying of large sums, intending travellers are advised to take out letters of credit on the Banks marked with an asterisk as they are the only ones having branches in all the smaller places.In order to avoid the carrying of large sums, intending travellers are advised to take out letters of credit on the Banks marked with an asterisk as they are the only ones having branches in all the smaller places.