Half guilder coin (Netherlands)

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The Half guilder coin was a silver coin struck in the Kingdom of the Netherlands between 1818 and 1930. The obverse featured a portrait of the Dutch reigning King or Queen. On the reverse was a crowned Dutch coat of arms between the value. All coins were minted in Utrecht except the year 1829 and 1830 that were minted in Brussels.

Dimensions and weight[edit]

Dimensions ½ guilder 1818-1830 ½ guilder 1846-1919 ½ guilder 1921-1930 Refs
Gram 5.38  gram 5  gram 5  gram [1][2]
Diameter 24  mm 22  mm 22  mm
Thickness  ?  mm  ?  mm  ?  mm
Metal Silver .893 Silver .945 Silver .720

Versions[edit]

Monarch Mint Material Obverse Reverse Edge Minting years Refs
William I Utrecht and Brussels Silver Kings bust to the right Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G) under
the coat of arms 50c
Smooth with
edge lettering
‘GOD ZY MET ONS’
1818(U), 1819(U), 1822(U), 1829(B), 1830(B) [3]
William II Utrecht Silver Kings bust to the left Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G) under
the coat of arms 50c
Reeded with no
edge lettering
1846-1848
William III Utrecht Silver Kings bust to the right Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G) under
the coat of arms 50c
Reeded with no
edge lettering
1850, 1853,
1857-1864,
1866, 1868
Wilhelmina Utrecht Silver Queens head with
diadem to the left
Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G) under
the coat of arms 50c
Reeded with no
edge lettering
1898
Wilhelmina Utrecht Silver Queens head with
diadem to the left
Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G)
Reeded with no
edge lettering
1904-1909
Wilhelmina Utrecht Silver Queens bust with
stoat cloak to the left
Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G)
Reeded with no
edge lettering
1910, 1912,
1913, 1919
Wilhelmina Utrecht Silver Queens head to the left Crowned Dutch coat of arms
between value (½G)
Reeded with no
edge lettering
1921, 1922,
1928-1930

References[edit]

  1. ^ "numista.com". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "numista.com". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  3. ^ "nomisma.nl". Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

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