1862 Two and Half Gulden

.945 silver. Attractive magenta and blue toning on the obverse with a mint silver reverse.

Holland was overtaken by France as economic powerhouse by this time. Nonetheless the Pays Bas (Low Country) was still an important shipping and financial hub in Europe.

The higher finesse of the coinage (typically .8 or .9 on the continent) is illustrative of the importance Holland placed in a strong silver currency. Other European currencies like France can be purchased here or on the on the link below: