Netherlands 1901 gulden
This specimen was lot 31249 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description noted, "Wilhelmina I Proof Gulden 1901 PR66 PCGS. From a scarce two-year type, this sharply struck selection displays a pleasing amount of turquoise luster atop the Queen's portrait and autumnal tones that sweep the peripheral elements. Glossy, nearly flawless, and conditionally rare at this Gem level of Proof certification." This type, struck 1898-1906, features the "coronation head" of queen Wilhelmina. The reverse was modified after 1901 to delete the "100 C' below the shield. On her coronation in 1898, the regency ended and she assumed full powers of the throne. This bust was used on all the silver and gold denominations from the ten cents to the ten gulden.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000 plus proofs, a scarce date.
Specification: 10 g, .945 fine silver, 28 mm diameter, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM 122.1, Sch-803.
- 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, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.