Silver 2 1/2 Gulden coin from the Netherlands/ Re-blog lottery for a chance to win 3 HSBI!
Usually on Tuesday I would do a three tune Tuesday. For whatever reason I just wasn't feeling inspired musically to pick out a theme and put together three tunes. So instead I decided to share a coin that I picked up in Amsterdam many years ago. The Netherlands is well known for it's liberal take on marijuana, but this isn't what prompted my visit. Although I used to have a friend who bought his marijuana seeds in Amsterdam and smuggled them into the US and grew his own crop in the Florida everglades. Not sure whatever happened to him... But I digress...
Amsterdam is a beautiful location to visit, I was only there for a couple of days on one trip to Europe. If you haven't been there it's definitely worth the trip. While I was there I picked up a few silver coins like I usually do, and found this one in a coin shop. What I liked about was the back of the coin. It has an beautiful shield with a lion and is pretty good sized. The obverse of course has the monarch who at that time was Queen Juliana. The edge is interesting in that it's lettered, sadly I don't have a picture of that from my old photos though. Overall a nice coin but has a weird silver content of 72%, I guess it was a way for the mint to save a few bucks!
About the coin:
Denomination: 2 1/2 Gulden
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Composition: 72% silver/ 28% copper
Weight: 15 grams
Diameter: 33 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Edge: Lettered: * * GOD ZIJ MET ONS * * (God be with us)
Obverse: Queen Juliana with lettering: JULIANA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN translated: Juliana Queen of the Netherlands
Reverse: Crowned Dutch shield
Engraver: Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach
My ability to speak Dutch is sub-par to say the least so I got those translations from Numista. Queen Juliana apparently lived to the ripe old age of 94 when she passed away in 2004. She abdicated her throne to her daughter Beatrix in 1980, so she was smart enough to retire and enjoy
her last years! A wise woman indeed! Maybe I should follow suit before they carry me out in a pine box... But I enjoy my job too much to walk away quite yet.
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