Netherlands 10 Guilder Wilhelmina
The history of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and its legacy as a bellwether in global trade is brilliantly encapsulated in this 21.6 karat 10 guilder gold coin. First struck in 1818 by the Royal Dutch Mint, its shape and design proved so successful that it hardly changed throughout its 115 years of issuance. This 10 guilder piece offered by Tavex recounts and displays the strong-willed Queen Wilhelmina – the longest serving Dutch monarch – and her fifty-eight year reign. Treasured and well known, the 10 guilder is a coveted classic gold coin from the Netherlands that will make a great addition to any investment portfolio.
- The 10 guilder is a treasured gold coin from the Netherlands. It served the Dutch people for 115 years, being an anchor of stability in turbulent times, making the coin a favourite safe haven of many.
- The 10 guilder is both a gold investment and a collector’s item. The heritage of this coin dates back to the 14th century, it recalls Netherlands glorious past as one of the foremost trading countries in the world, making it suitable for any coin collection.
- The 10 guilder gold coin is the equivalent of money. They are exempt from Value Added Tax, and as such are exchangeable throughout Europe by bullion dealers and investors alike.
- The 10 guilder gold coin is the equivalent of savings. Netherland 10 guilder gold coins are an ideal choice for any long-term saver who appreciates the security and stability of owning physical gold coins.
- The 10 guilder gold coin is an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes guilder gold coins serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.
The strong-willed Queen Wilhelmina depicted on the 10 guilder gold coin
In 1890, at the tender age of ten, Wilhelmina, daughter and only heir to King William III, was proclaimed queen of the Netherlands. Regarded as very intelligent, charming and tactful, her strong-willed personality earned her the reputation as one of the Netherlands’ most influential rulers of all time. Her reign saw two major world wars, a severe economic depression and the shifting tide of colonial rule. Looking out for the best interest of her country, she kept the Netherlands neutral in World War I, maintaining relatively good political relations with all the major powers of the time. Queen Wilhelmina was certainly a skilled politician, earning worldwide respect and prominence when, at the age of 20, she defied the English naval blockade of South Africa and sent a warship of the Royal Netherlands Navy to rescue Paul Kruger, a leading figure of the Boers (descendants of Dutch settlers) who sought to win independence from British colonial rule.
The queen’s competence went beyond affairs of state, as she was also adept in business matters, becoming the world’s richest woman through her wise investments. In spite of her immense wealth, she lived a frugal life, and, as she epitomised Dutch virtues throughout her fifty-eight year rule, she enjoyed great popularity with the Dutch people, making her the Netherlands’ most beloved and longest serving monarch.
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The Netherlands 10 guilder issued between 1892 and 1897.
Obverse: The obverse portrays a young serene Queen Wilhelmina with her loose wavy hair gracefully flowing aside her bust. She is encircled by her title “KONINGIN WILHELMINA” and the motto “GOD ZIJ MET ONS” which translates as “God is with us”.
The Netherlands 10 guilder issued in 1898.
Obverse: The obverse portrays a teenage Queen Wilhelmina with a stately tiara and her hair pulled back from the face and plaited in a bun. She is encircled by her title “KONINGIN WILHELMINA” and the motto “GOD ZIJ MET ONS” which translates as “God is with us”. Beneath the bust is the signature of the master engraver “P PANDER”.
The Netherlands 10 guilder issued between 1911 and 1923.
Obverse: The obverse portrays a mature Queen Wilhelmina dressed in an ermine robe. She wears a tiara with her hair pulled back from the face and plaited in a bun. She is encircled by her title “KONINGIN WILHELMINA” and the motto “GOD ZIJ MET ONS” which translates as “God is with us”.
The Netherlands 10 guilder issued between 1925 and 1933.
Obverse: The obverse portrays an elderly Queen Wilhelmina with her hair pulled back from the face and plaited in a bun. She is encircled by her title “KONINGIN WILHELMINA” and the motto “GOD ZIJ MET ONS” which translates as “God is with us”.
The reverse of these coins share the same design displaying the commanding Netherland coat of arms, a lion that clutches a sword and arrows in his paws topped with the royal crown. To the left is the denomination “10” with “G” to the right. Encircling the coat of arms is the text “KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN”, which translates as “Kingdom of the Netherlands”. The year of mintage is shown at the bottom.
Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule if desired.
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