Netherlands 1807 50 stuivers
This specimen was lot 8039 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $5,433.75. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS. Kingdom of Holland. 50 Stuivers, 1807. RARE. Mintage of only 300 pieces. Ex: Millennia Collection. Dark toned. NGC MS-61." This type was struck 1807-08; the 1808 is scarce while the 1807 is rare. The portrait is of Louis Napoleon, Napoleon's brother, installed on the throne in hopes that his regime would enforce Napoleon's trade restrictions. Louis quickly came to side with the Dutch attitude towards smuggling and he was evicted in 1810 and the country annexed to France. A variety of coins were issued during his rule, ten and fifty stuivers, rijkdaalders, florins, guldens and ducats. When the kingdom of the Netherlands was reconstituted in 1815 under the prince of Orange, the coinage was reformed with the gulden as the base unit.
Recorded mintage: 300.
Specification: 26.34 g, .915 fine silver, .772 troy oz ASW, slant-reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Davenport 228; KM 28, Sch-148.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.