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Netherlands 10 Guilder Wilhelmina

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The history of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and its legacy as a bellwether in global trade ... read more
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1-4
2008,00
1871,00 6.82%
5+
2002,00
1871,00 6.54%
Pocztex pick-up point - 19,00
Pocztex courier- 19,00
Delivery by courier 48 h - 9,00
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Introduction

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.

Why Buy

  • 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.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    2008,00
  • Buyback price
    1871,00
  • Your risk now
    137,00

Fact: gold price in PLN has risen 99.98% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 4317,13 PLN/oz and the highest 11171,10 PLN/oz. Current world market price is 9809,47 PLN/oz

History

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.     

Throughout history, nations that successfully used their comparative advantages would expand in terms of both wealth and territory. And although the Netherlands was no different in this regard, its founding history as a maritime and colonial power began with a rather unusual, though tasty, resource: fish.  

 

As the North Sea contained vast amounts of this resource, the Dutch became effective fishermen. In order to capitalise as much as possible on the plentiful supply, they perfected their shipbuilding techniques, leading them to build fast and sturdy freight carriers. The Dutch fluyts could carry more cargo with less crew than those of their rivals, and yet they were still cheaper to produce – a consequence of a 16th century technological breakthrough: the wind-powered sawmills which the Dutch had invented. This invention turned timber into lumber more efficiently, thus greatly reducing the cost of shipbuilding.  

 

By 1670, the Dutch had amassed a huge merchant shipping fleet; they had more ships than Britain, France, Germany and Spain combined. As the Dutch were traders at heart, they established shipping routes to the Americas and the Far East, creating multiple colonies in the process (from which they profited immensely), whilst cementing the reputation of the Dutch Republic, as one of the world’s key commercial hubs.  

   

Naturally, to facilitate this trade, a medium of exchange was required, prompting the Dutch to issue a large variety of gold and silver coins. Dutch ducats, stuivers, cavaliers and ducatons, to name just a few, became popular trade coinage that was spread throughout the world by the Dutch merchant fleet. The guilder, on the other hand, had a slightly different role to fulfil. 

 

Following the establishment of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, which incorporated all the previous Dutch provinces under one rule, the guilder was introduced to serve as the new kingdom’s official currency, a role it held until 1933. The guilder, or gulden in Dutch, meaning “golden”, was struck in denominations of 5, 10 and 20 gulden, with 10 gulden proving the most popular. In fact, besides minor tweaks made to its design (in general the same design was applied throughout its lifetime), the coin’s purity of 21.6 karats and its dimensions stayed the same for 115 years, a definite testimony to its popularity. The most issued guilders were those that depicted King William III and Queen Wilhelmina. 

Product weight in grams
6.72866
Gold weight in grams
6.0558
Fineness
900
Gold weight in troy ounces
0.1947
Diameter
22
Thickness
-
Face value description
10 guilder
Manufacturer
Netherlands

Obverse

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”.

Reverse

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.

Packaging

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule if desired.

DELIVERY

When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products delivered to the indicated address or to collect them in person at one of our offices in Poland.

1. Delivery: after we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24-48 hours. Delivery time is within 1 to 3 working days.

2. Self pick-up: you are welcome to come and collect your products at one of our offices the same day we notify you that we have received your payment. You need to bring a valid ID to collect the products.

INSURANCE

The package is insured and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, Tavex Sp. z o.o. will re-ship the items or refund your money. The insurance only applies whilst the products are in transit and ceases to be valid once the shipping carrier obtains the recipient’s signature.

PACKAGING

The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

SHIPMENT TRACKING

Once the products have been packaged, the tracking number is sent to your email address. On the Pocztex website, you use tracking tool together with the tracking number you received and follow the shipping process of your order.

DELAYS

Should a delivery delay occur or if the ordered product is out of stock, Tavex will contact you by email to give you details about the delivery.

SHIPPING PRICES

The shipping charges within Poland:

  • Pocztex POINT (Żabka, Automat, and others) – PLN 19.00;
  • Pocztex COURIER – PLN 19.00;
  • Priority registered letter – PLN 9.00;
  • Fedex – price according to the FedEx website;
  • Individual CHL transport – PLN 299.00.

The availability of a specific shipping method for a particular order depends on the contents of the shopping cart, i.e., the type of products ordered and their value.

The option of personal pickup of products at the selected branch is free of charge.

Expected shipping cost

Tavex offers easy and secure shipping for all online orders. Take a look at the expenses.

DELIVERY

When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products delivered to the indicated address or to collect them in person at one of our offices in Poland.

1. Delivery: after we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24-48 hours. Delivery time is within 1 to 3 working days.

2. Self pick-up: you are welcome to come and collect your products at one of our offices the same day we notify you that we have received your payment. You need to bring a valid ID to collect the products.

INSURANCE

The package is insured and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, Tavex Sp. z o.o. will re-ship the items or refund your money. The insurance only applies whilst the products are in transit and ceases to be valid once the shipping carrier obtains the recipient’s signature.

PACKAGING

The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

SHIPMENT TRACKING

Once the products have been packaged, the tracking number is sent to your email address. On the Pocztex and InPost websites, you use tracking tool together with the tracking number you received and follow the shipping process of your order.

DELAYS

Should a delivery delay occur or if the ordered product is out of stock, Tavex will contact you by email to give you details about the delivery.

SHIPPING PRICES

The shipping charges within Poland:

  • Pocztex POINT (Żabka, Automat, and others) – PLN 19.00;
  • Pocztex COURIER – PLN 19.00;
  • InPost COURIER – PLN 19.00;
  • InPost PARCEL LOCKER – PLN 14.00;
  • Priority registered letter – PLN 9.00;
  • Fedex – price according to the FedEx website;
  • Individual CHL transport – PLN 299.00.

The availability of a specific shipping method for a particular order depends on the contents of the shopping cart, i.e., the type of products ordered and their value.

The option of personal pickup of products at the selected branch is free of charge.

Item in Stock

This item is in stock and ships right after payment is made and is ready for self-pickup.

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