Netherlands 1850 5 cents

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from the Enschede Collection
Netherlands 1850 5 cents rev AH.jpg

This type is listed for 1850-79 and 1887. Unlike other countries of the Latin Monetary Union which struck silver minors in .835 fine silver, Netherlands persisted with a .640 fine alloy, a holdover from the United Provinces days of stuivers and scheepjesschellings. The five cents are rather common compared to the ten cents and twenty-five cents (KM 81) even tho mintages were generally smaller.

Recorded mintage: 3,037,000 (most common date).

Specification: 0.685 g, .640 fine silver, 12.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-91, Sch-666.


  • 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.

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