Netherlands 1863 2-1/2 gulden
This specimen was lot 1573 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS. 2 1/2 Gulden, 1863. PCGS VF-30 Secure Holder. Key date. Toned." The specimen is an early date of a type struck at the Utrecht mint for the Netherlands 1849-74. Most of the dates are common; this one is rare. 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: 50,652.
Specification: 25 g, .945 fine silver, 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.