Silver Content Of Dutch Guilders And Guldens |

We get many coins containing silver from all around the world, a recent purchase of Netherlands Dutch Guilder silver coins is something you may find of interest. The majority of silver coinage we buy is from either the US or Canada so it’s nice to come across a different batch of coins from time to time.

As a point of interest the US Mint actually produced coinage for the Netherlands from 1941 to 1945, after World War 2 modern Netherlands coins were made at the Utrecht Mint.

Some of the most well known silver bearing coinage from the Dutch Netherlands are the Guilder.  Most people call these coins Guilders but in actuality they are Netherland and/or Dutch Guldens, as you can see in the image below ‘Gulden’ is what is stamped on the coin.

In the image below you will see 1/2 Gulden or Guilder, 1 Gulden or Guilder, 2 1/2 Gulden or Guilder and the 10 Gulden or Guilder.  All of the Gulden coins shown in the image below contain .72 or 72% actual silver content.  From further information on the silver content of the Guilder and Guldens see below the image.

Dutch Silver Guilders Guldens

Netherlands Coin Values:

As far as silver content goes the coins in the picture above all contain approximately 72% actual silver content, the 1/2 Gulden weighs 5 grams, the 1 Guldens weigh 10 grams, the 2 1/2 Guldens weigh 25 grams and the 10 Guldens weigh 25 grams.

The total weight of the coins was 181.8 grams and the client was paid $90.90 for the lot.

 

The image below is an the result from our Xrf Machine showing the actual metal content of the coins.  As you can see in the result it is just slightly less than 72% at 71.90% actual silver content.

Dutch Silver Coins Xrf Result

 

Dutch Guilder Coins Containing Silver:

The 1/2 G or 1/2 Gulden:

  • From 1904 to 1919 the Nederlanden or Netherlands 1/2 Gulden contained .945 or 94.5% actual silver content.
  • From 1921 to 1930 the 1/2 Gulden contain .72 or 72% silver.

The 1G or 1 Gulden:

  • From 1901 to 1921 the Nederlanden or Netherlands 1 Gulden coin contain 94.5% silver.
  • From 1922 to 1958 and from 1967 the 1 Gulden contained 72% silver.

The 2 1/2G or 2 1/2 Gulden:

  • From 1929 to 1940 the 2 1/2 Gulden contained 72% silver and again from 1959 to 1966 it also contained 72% actual silver content.

The 10G or 10 Gulden:
In 1970 and 1973 the 10 Gulden also contained 72% silver content.
Commemorative 10 Guldens:

  • 1994 BE-NE-LUX 72% silver
  • 1995 10 Gulden: 300th anniversary 80% silver
  • 1996 10 Gulden: Artist Jan Steen 80% silver
  • 1997 10 Gulden: Marshall Plan 80% Silver
  • 1999 10 Gulden: Millenium 805 Silver

The 50G or 50 Gulden:

  • 1982 50 Gulden: Dutch American Friendship Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1984 50 Gulden: 400th Anniversary – Death of Willam of Orange Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1987 50 Gulden: Golden Wedding Anniversay Queen Mother and Prince Bernhard Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1988 50 Gulden: 300th Anniversay or William and Mary
  • 1990 50 Gulden: 100 Years of Queens Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1991 50 Gulden: Silver Wedding Anniversary Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1994 50 Gulden: Maastricht Treaty Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1995 50 Gulden: 50th Anniversay of Liberation Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver
  • 1998 50 Gulden: 350th Anniversay Treaty of Munster Sterling Silver or 92.5% silver

Dutch Gulden Gold Coins:

There were also some 5 Gulden gold coins produced in 1912 that were .900 gold or 90% gold content. There were also some 10 Gulden gold coins produced in 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1932 and 1933 also .900 gold or 90% gold content

 

Other Dutch Guilder Coins Containing Silver:

There are other Dutch silver coins that were in regular circulation namely:

  • Dutch 10 Cent coins from 1901 to 1944 .64 or 64% silver content (Note: some 1941, 42 & 43 were made of zinc)
  • Dutch 25 Cent coins from 1901 to 1944 .64 or 64% silver content (Note: some 1941, 42 & 43 were made of zinc)

 

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