The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) was in control of Melaka in 1641 and occupied it for the next 150 years. Various possessions in Sumatra and Java were under Dutch control. The Dutch also had trade connections with the neigbouring Malay States.
|Netherlands 3 Guilders 1791.|
The 2 1/2 Guilder depicting the portrait of King William I and King William III were known as Ringgit Kepala (head ringgit or dollar). The 2 1/2 Guilder of King William II which depicted much of his cranium bare of hair were known as Ringgit Tengkorak (bare head ringgit). The 2 1/2 guilder of the young Queen Wilhelmina were known as Ringgit Nona (young lady's ringgit or dollar). In certain areas, all the Dutch 2 1/2 Guilder were known as Ringgit Ketun. Ketun derives its name from the Dutch silver Ducatoon.
2 1/2 Guilders dan 3 Guilders Belanda (Duit Syiling V.O.C.)
Syarikat Hindia Timur Belanda (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) telah menguasai Melaka pada tahun 1641 dan menakluki untuk selama 150 tahun. Beberapa pemilikan di Sumatra dan Jawa juga di bawah penguasaaan Belanda. Pihak Belanda juga mengadakan hubungan perdagangan dengan Negeri-negeri Melayu yang berhampiran.
|2 1/2 Guilders Belanda. (Ringgit Nona)|
|2 1/2 Guilders. Belanda. 1842. (Ringgit Tengkorak).|