Netherlands 1818 3 gulden

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Jean Elsen sale 122, lot 1169
Neth 1818 3 gulden rev JElsen 122-1169.jpg
This specimen was lot 1169 in Jean Elsen sale 122 (Brussels, September 2014), where it sold for €1,250 (about US$1,914 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, Koninkrijk, Willem I (1815-1840), AR 3 gulden, 1818, Utrecht. Vlekjes aan de rand. Gereinigd. Prachtig. (kingdom of the Netherlands, William I (1815-40), silver three gulden of 1818, Utrecht mint. Rim bumps, Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1817-32; the 1819 is a rare date of a scarce type. An 1819/8 overdate is reported. The portrait is of William I, first king of the independent kingdom of the Netherlands. Previous kings included Louis Napoleon (1806-10), puppet of Napoleon, and Napoleon himself (1810-14). 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. In 1840 the three gulden was dropped and the 2½ gulden adopted.

Recorded mintage: 116,346.

Specification: 32.29 g, .893 fine silver, 40 mm diameter, edge lettered GOD ZY MET ONS.

Catalog reference: Sch-240; KM 49, Dav-233.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Philippe Elsen et al., Vente Publique 122: Collection de monnaies chinoises, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S. A., 2014.

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