Netherlands 1845 2-1/2 gulden
The specimen is the most common of a type struck at the Utrecht mint for the Netherlands 1841-49. 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 It superseded the three gulden of 1817-32.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: 3,589,217 with dash, 505,330 without dash, 163,868 with dot on sword.
Specification: 25 g, .945 fine silver, .760 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter, edge lettered GOD * ZY * MET * ONS *.
- 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.