Netherlands 1955 5 cents

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3565. The five cents is second from the left.
Queen Wilhelmina abdicated in 1948 in protest of Dutch colonial policy in Indonesia in favor of her daughter, Juliana, who would rule until 1980. New coin types were therefore necessary and were introduced in 1950. This bronze five cents was struck without change until 1980. No dates are rare. This specimen was lot 3565 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 1,100 CHF (about US$1,359 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Juliana 1948-1980 Proof-Set 1955. 1, 5, 10 und 25 Cent, 1 Gulden 1955. Schulman 1240, 1205, 1168, 1138, 1103. Als Satz sehr selten. Polierte Platte. (kingdom of the Netherlands, Juliana, 1948-80, proof set of 1955, containing the one, five, ten and twenty-five cent and one gulden. Rare as a set, proof.)"

Recorded mintage: 11,400,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 3.5 g, bronze, 21 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 181, Sch-1205.

Source:

  • 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, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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