Netherlands 1828-B 1/2 cent
This type was struck in Utrecht and Brussels 1817-37 for William I. The type was struck with little change 1841-77 but reduced in weight in 1877. This specimen was lot 3088 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 225 (about US$282 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "1/2 Cent 1828. Brüssel Sehr schön. (very fine.)" This is a scarce date despite the large mintage. After Belgium obtained her independence in 1830, the Brussels mint continued striking for the new country while the Utrecht mint operates to this day for the Dutch government. Many of these may have been overstruck into Belgian one centime pieces in the early 1830's.
Recorded mintage: 4,234,131.
Specification: 1.92 g, copper, 16 mm diameter, this specimen 1.93 g.
Catalog reference: Sch-373, KM 51.
- 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.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.