Netherlands 1844 2-1/2 gulden

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1572
Netherlands 1844 2-5 gulden rev Ponterio 173-1572.jpg

This specimen was lot 1572 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $294. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS. 2 1/2 Gulden, 1844. NGC AU-50. Toned." This is a better date of a type struck 1843-49. Despite the large mintage, this type is priced substantially higher than the succeeding type of William III (KM 82, struck 1849-74). It superseded the three gulden of 1817-32. After the final issue of 1874, no 2½ gulden were issued until 1898. The .945 fine alloy seems to be unique to the Netherlands.

Recorded mintage: 278,534.

Specification: 25 g, .945 fine silver, 38 mm diameter, edge lettered GOD * ZY * MET * ONS *.

Catalog reference: KM 69, Dav-235, Sch-509.


  • Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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