Netherlands 1872 2-1/2 gulden

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Netherlands 1872 2-5 gulden rev DSLR.jpg

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: 13,416,378 (highest mintage sale).

Specification: 25 g, .945 fine silver, .760 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter, edge lettered GOD * ZY * MET * ONS *.

Catalog reference: KM 82, Dav-236, Sch-598.


  • 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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