Netherlands 1850 20 gulden

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Sincona sale 1, lot 1346
This specimen was lot 1346 in SINCONA sale 1 (Zurich, June 2011), where it sold for 12,500 CHF ($17,402 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Königreich der Niederlande Wilhelm III. 1849-1890. 20 Gulden 1850. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich-FDC aus Polierter Platte. (Kingdom of the Netherlands, William III, 1849-90, twenty gulden of 1850. Very rare, about uncirculated, struck on a polished planchet.)"

The kingdom of the Netherlands was formed from the former United Provinces by the Treaty of Vienna in 1815. The house of Nassau, former Stadtholders, were promoted to king. This type, issued 1850-53 along with five and ten gulden, is so rare as to practically be a pattern.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 13.46 g, .900 fine gold, .389 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13,45 g.

Catalog reference: Schulman 542, Fr-339, KM 96.

Source:

  • Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]SINCONA AG, Munzen, Medaillen & Banknoten Auktion 1, Zurich, 2011.

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