Netherlands 1887 25 cents

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3554
This specimen was lot 3554 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 1,250 CHF (about US$1,544 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Wilhelm III. 1849-1890 25 Cents 1887. Utrecht. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. FDC. Prachtexemplar. (kingdom of the Netherlands, William III, 1849-90, twenty-five cents of 1887, Utrecht mint. Very rare in this quality, uncirculated, proof example.)"
This coin has about the same amount of silver as a dime but being only .640 fine, is rather larger. It was issued 1849-53 and 1887-90. This is a rare date.

Recorded mintage: 100,000.

Specification: 3.575 g, .640 fine silver, 19 mm diameter, this specimen 3.51 g.

Catalog reference: Schulman 637, KM 81.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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