Five cent coin (Netherlands)

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The Five cent coin (commonly called Stuiver ) was a coin struck in the Kingdom of the Netherlands between 1818 and 2001. Twenty stuivers equalled a Dutch Guilder.


5 Cent, 1948. 5 cent 1948.jpg
5 Cent, 1948.
5 Cent, 1999. 5 cent 1999.jpg
5 Cent, 1999.
Obverse 5 cent, 1943. Netherlands 5 cents 1943 obverse.jpg
Obverse 5 cent, 1943.
Reverse 5 cent, 1943. Netherlands 5 cents 1943 reverse.jpg
Reverse 5 cent, 1943.

Dimensions and weight

5 cent 1818-18285 cent 1848 [1] -18875 cent 1907-19095 cent 1913-19405 cent 1941-19435 cent 1948-2001
Mass 0.85  gram0.69  gram4.5 gram4.5 gram2.6  gram3.5 gram
Diameter 15  mm12.5  mm18  mm21.3  mm (Square rounded corners)18  mm (Square rounded corners)21  mm
Thickness?  mm0.76  mm1.8  mm1.5  mm?  mm1.45  mm (1948)
1.44  mm (1950-1980)
1.45  mm (1982-2001)
Metal Silver .569Silver .640 Nickel Copper/Nickel Zinc Bronze

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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), 1825(B), 1826(B), 1827(U and B), 1828(B)
William II UtrechtSilverKings bust to the leftValue and mint year between two bonded oak branches Reeded with no edge lettering1848
William III UtrechtSilverKings bust to the rightValue and mint year between two bonded oak branchesReeded with no edge lettering1850, 1853, 1855, 1859, 1862, 1863, 1868, 1869, 1876, 1879, 1887
Wilhelmina Utrecht Copper/Nickel A crown between two oak branchesValue in a wreath of two bonded orange branchesSmooth with no edge lettering1907-1909
WilhelminaUtrechtCopper/NickelFruit bearing orange branches within a double edgeValue within a pearl edgeSmooth with no edge lettering1913, 1914, 1923, 1929, 1932–1934, 1936, 1938–1940, 1943
German occupation coin Utrecht Zinc Two Saxon horse heads under a sunValue within a ring with a cereal ear to the right and nine waves to the leftSmooth with no edge lettering1941-1943
WilhelminaUtrecht Bronze Queens head to the leftValue with a fruit bearing orange branchSmooth with no edge lettering1948
Juliana UtrechtBronzeQueens head to the rightValue with a fruit bearing orange branchSmooth with no edge lettering1950–1958, 1960–1967, 1969-1980
Beatrix UtrechtBronzeHalf Queens head to the leftValue with interrupted rectangular planesSmooth with no edge lettering1982-2001
Discontinued due to introduction of the euro.

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