Netherlands 1828-B 10 gulden
This specimen was lot 31402 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description noted, "Willem I gold 10 Gulden 1828-B MS65 NGC, Brussels mint. A remarkably bright piece, fully struck and with incredibly satin surfaces. Light obverse adjustment marks only add to the overall character of this coin. A conditional rarity as this is currently among only a handful of pieces in this top grade designation with none certified finer." This type was struck in Utrecht and Brussels 1818-40; the 1828-B is a common date. A rare 1828/27 overdate is recorded. 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. The ten gulden was 4.3% heavier than the contemporary French twenty francs.
Recorded mintage: 561,897.
Specification: 6.729 g, .900 fine gold, .194 troy oz AGW, edge lettered GOD ZY MET ONS.
Catalog reference: Sch-194, KM 56, Fr-329.
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- Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.