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A dubbeltje (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɵbəlcə] ) is a small former Dutch coin, originally made of silver, with a value of a tenth of a Dutch guilder. The 10-euro-cent coin is currently also called a dubbeltje in the Netherlands.


The name "dubbeltje" is the diminutive form of the Dutch word "dubbel" (Dutch for "double") because it was worth two stuivers. When the decimal system came to the Netherlands (about 1800) the 10-cent coin was named a "dubbeltje".

In Dutch slang a dubbeltje was named a beisje, from Dutch-Yiddish beis, the value of two stuivers.

The central opening in a CD is exactly the size of a dubbeltje. Joop Sinjou, head of Philips audio products development, said that "De snelste beslissing in de ontwikkelingsfase was over de diameter van het gat in de cd. Ik legde een dubbeltje op tafel en dat werd de maat." ("The fastest decision in the development phase was about the diameter of the hole in the CD. I put a dubbeltje on the table and that was the size.") [1]

There are Dutch sayings about the dubbeltje:

Automatic translation from Dutch to English often translates "dubbeltje" as "dime".

Dimensions and weight

10-cent 1818–182810-cent 1848–194510-cent 1941–194310-cent 1948–2001
Mass 1.69 grams1.4 grams3.3 grams1.5 grams
Diameter 18 mm15 mm (1848–1890)
15.2 mm (1892–1897)
15 mm (1898–1945)
22 mm15 mm
Thickness? mm0.86 mm (1848–1849)
0.96 mm (1849–1890)
0.81 mm (1892–1897)
1 mm (1926–1945)
1.5 mm1.21 mm (1948)
1.21 mm (1950–1980)
1.26 mm (1982–2001)
Metal Silver .569Silver .640 Zinc Nickel

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Monarch MintMaterialObverseReverseEdgeMinting years
William I Utrecht and Brussels Silver Crowned W between the mint yearCrowned Dutch coat of arms between valueSmooth with no edge lettering1818(U), 1819(U), 1822(U), 1823(B), 1825-1828(U and B)
William II UtrechtSilverKing's bust to the leftValue and mint year between two bonded oak branches Reeded with no edge lettering1848, 1849
William III UtrechtSilverKing's bust to the rightValue and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1849, 1850, 1853, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1863, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1973, 1874, 1876–1882, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1890
Wilhelmina UtrechtSilverQueen's bust to the left with loose hairValue and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1892
WilhelminaUtrechtSilverQueen's bust to the left with loose hair (broader)Value and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1893–1897
WilhelminaUtrechtSilverQueen's head with diadem to the leftValue and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1898, 1901
WilhelminaUtrechtSilverQueens' head with diadem to the left (broader)Value and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1903
WilhelminaUtrechtSilverQueen's head with diadem to the left (smaller)Value and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1904–1906
WilhelminaUtrechtSilverQueen's bust with stoat cloak to the leftValue and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1910–1919, 1921, 1925
WilhelminaUtrecht, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver SilverQueen's head to the leftValue and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1926-1928(U), 1930(U), 1934-1939(U), 1941(U and P), 1942(P), 1943(P), 1944(P, S and D), 1945(P)
German occupation coin Utrecht Zinc Three stylized tulips Value and mint year between two twigsReeded with no edge lettering1941–1943
WilhelminaUtrecht Nickel Queen's head to the leftValue and mint year under a crownReeded with no edge lettering1948
Juliana UtrechtNickelQueen's head to the rightValue and mint year under a crownReeded with no edge lettering1950, 1951, 1954–1980
Beatrix UtrechtNickelHalf Queen's head to the leftValue with rectangular planesReeded with no edge lettering1982–2001
Discontinued due to introduction of the euro.

Source [4]


  1. "Philips geëerd voor uitvinding compact disc (Philips honored for inventing the compact disc)". Trouw (in Dutch). 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  2. "numista.com". Numista. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  3. "numista.com" . Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  4. "nomisma.nl" . Retrieved 2014-05-17.

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