Netherlands 1859 1/2 gulden

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from the Enschede Collection
Netherlands 1859 half gulden rev AH.jpg
engraver's initials

This type was struck 1850-68 in substantial numbers, tho it is scarce in nice condition. No half gulden coins were struck between 1868 and 1898. Curiously, while the half, one and 2½ gulden pieces were .945 fine silver, the five, ten and twenty-five cent issues were only .640 fine.

Recorded mintage: 3,000,510.

Specification: 5 g, .945 fine silver, 22 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 92, Sch-626.


  • 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.

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