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17 May, 14:00

The "Holy Grail" among Dutch coins: more than €1 million was paid for a quarter of the Dutch guilder

The "Holy Grail" among Dutch coins: more than €1 million was paid for a quarter of the Dutch guilder
The auction house Heritage Auctions Europe became the venue for the sale of the coin, which the auctioneers called the "Holy Grail" among Dutch coins. Together with all payments, more than €1 million was paid for her.
This is a silver coin - a quarter of a Dutch guilder, issued in 1891, which depicts the 10-year-old Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who ruled from 1890 to 1948. Only two such coins are known - one was put up for auction, the other is owned by the country's central bank.
Even before the start of the auction, auctioneer Jacco Scheper called this lot the "holy grail" among Dutch coins. The starting price of the coin was €300,000, sellers had the opportunity to bid both online and in the hall. At that time, the coin was in another part of the auction house.
It is known that this quarter gulden has been put up for sale several times. Over the past 130 years, it has already been at auction 4 times. The last time €95,000 was paid for her in 2001. This time, the price was expected to be around €400,000, but the final bid was €850,000. Together with all payments, €1,045,500 was paid for the coin.

Source: rtvutrecht.nl

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