After serving as the national currency of the Netherlands for over 300 years, the Guilder was replaced by the Euro with the formation of the European Union. This coin had survived wars and many monarchs before it was retired. Here you have an opportunity to buy this coin that has figured so heavily into the history of the Netherlands. Each coin ranges in date from 1818-1853 or between 1875-1933.
- Made of .1947 Troy oz .90 fine gold in circulated condition
- Face value of 10 Guilders backed by the Netherlands.
- Obverse side has picture of ruling monarch at the time of issue
- Reverse has the Royal Arms of the Netherlands
The guilder coin was introduced as the national currency of the Netherlands in 1680. They were first only available as a silver coin but later in 1818, gold guilders were introduced. The gold guilder was available from between 1818-1853 and 1875 until 1933.
These 10 Guilders gold coins are packaged in protective plastic. The obverse of these coins has a portrait of the ruler who is King or Queen of the Netherlands. The most common portrait is of Queen Wilhelmina since she served for 58 years as Queen of the Netherlands. She holds the record for being the longest Dutch monarch. If a coin has the image of Queen Wilhelmina it may have one of four different portraits that were introduced during her reign which was from 1890-1948. At the top or bottom of this side is the name of the ruler at the time and the phrase ‘GOD ZIJ MET ONS’ which means ‘God Be With US’.
On the reverse is the Royal Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Written around these arms is ‘KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN’ which means Kingdom of the Netherlands. Also on this side is ‘1O GR’ for 10 Guilders and the year of issue.
This would make a great addition to your collection. Get yours today.