Netherlands 1849 2-1/2 gulden Dav-235
This specimen was lot 25199 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "Willem II 2 1/2 Gulden 1849, MS63 NGC, full mint brilliance with subtle amber patina in the legends, a very attractive coin and scarce in mint state." The specimen is from 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 It superseded the three gulden of 1817-32.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: 1,582,927 plus 439,307 with the bust of William III (Dav-236).
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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.