Netherlands 1868 2-1/2 gulden

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3553
This specimen was lot 3553 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 650 CHF (about US$803 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Wilhelm III. 1849-1890 2 1/2 Gulden 1868. Utrecht. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. FDC. NGC MS64. (kingdom of the Netherlands, William III, 1849-90, 2½ gulden of 1868, Utrecht mint. Scarce in this quality, uncirculated, in NGC MS-64 holder.)"
The specimen shown is a late date of a type struck at the Utrecht mint for the Netherlands 1849-74. Most of the dates are common. 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: 4,040,021.

Specification: 25 g, .945 fine silver, 38 mm diameter., edge lettered GOD * ZY * MET * ONS *.

Catalog reference: Schulman 594, Dav-236, KM 82.


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  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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