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Netherlands 1/2, 1, and 2 1/2 Cents (with Lion)  1877 to 1959
Netherlands 1/2, 1, and 2 1/2 Cents (with Lion) 1877 to 1959

These are neat coins. I like the design. The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Koninkrijk de Nederlanden) issued them in bronze for many years, from 1877 to 1959.

During World War II, occupying German forces replaced them with low-quality zinc coins (see this CoinQuest link).

Although the design changes slightly over the years, this page applies to coins with the encircled rampant lion, the wreathed denomination, and the KONINGRIJK inscription. They were issued for circulation in the homeland, but also for circulation in Suriname (also known as Dutch Guiana) and Curacao. Dates and mint marks can be used to distinguish the types. The mint marks are found to either side of the date.

These are moderately valuable coins, especially in well preserved condition. Here is what the catalogs say. All values are approximate.

1/2 CENT:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $18
fully uncirculated: $40

1 CENT:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $16
fully uncirculated: $30

2 1/2 CENTS:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $50

The figures above are all 'ballpark' numbers averaged over the time of issue. In general, the earlier coins are worth more, the later coins are worth less. Use our Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means.

All the dates in the series follow the general value rules above, but there are a few *better dates* and we hope you have one of these. In the list below, catalog values are for well preserved coins:

1/2 CENT:
1883: $100
1886: $70
1898: $40
1900: $30
1915: $20
1921: $25
1922: $25

1 CENT:
1877: $15
1882: $10
1892: $20
1896: $40
1897: $40
1907: $50
1924: $50
1931: $12

2 1/2 CENTS:
1883: $70
1894: $70
1898: $50

Coin: 16679 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: JASON, Wed, 12-Mar-2014 17:21:16 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 14-Mar-2014 16:19:42 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 27-Feb-2016 22:17:15 GMT
Requester description: 1943 KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN 1 CENT
Tags: netherlands 1 2 cents cent lion dutch nederland holland nederlandsche netherland nederlandsch nederlandse nederlanden nederl neatherland nederlands holl peny pennys pennies penny koningrijk koenig der koeni konung konigr coing koningrik koenigreich koningrujk kongung koningin koin koning koningryk konge kongeriget koninkrijk koenigreigh koeing konig kongerike circle wreath suriname curacao guiana guyana circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths tiger lions cougar tigers

  

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