Netherlands West Indies 1794 gulden

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31259
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This specimen was lot 31259 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Dutch Colonies silver Gulden 1794-W MS63 PCGS, Utrecht mint, an issue of the United West India Company. Argent-gray, and russet toning, with minor spotting and no contact marks worthy of mention. A conditionally rare issue with few examples finer than this nice UNC example." The only types listed for Netherlands West Indies are silver two stuivers, ¼ gulden, one gulden (shown here) and three gulden. All are scarce but the three gulden is the most expensive.

Recorded mintage: 140,255.

Specification: 10.4 g, .920 fine silver, .307 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 3, Scholten-1354.


  • [1]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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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