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Zinc War Coin Set

Zinc War Coin Set
Original historic Dutch zinc coins minted during WWII. Now complete in one set!
  • All five zinc coins ever to be issued in the Netherlands
  • Original historical coins minted in Utrecht
  • Now in cassette with numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Only 350 sets available, one per person
  • Unique historical heritage with background information
  • Numismatic remembrance of WWII
Available from the beginning of February 2020
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€ 75,00

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The Zinc War Coin Set contains all five original historic coins from The Netherlands minted during World War II. It contains the following zinc coins: 1 cent, 2 ½ cents, 5 cents, 10 cents and 25 cents.

Dutch zinc coins from World War II
During the German occupation in The Netherlands all streets that were named after the Dutch royal family were renamed. All coins also had to be exchanged because of their royal reference. Metals were needed for warfare and there was already a shortage. From 15 January 1942 onwards zinc coins were introduced. These were designed by Nico de Haas (1907 – 1995) and were commissioned by De Nederlandsche Bank. The coordinated coins are two-dimensional and graphic. They do have the caduceus on them but lack the privy mark. Other than the name of the country, Nederland, all coins are free of all references to the Dutch royal Family. Even though (illegal) possession of the ‘old’ was punishable with 6 months imprisonment or a very large fine (one thousand Guilders), only few coins were eventually handed in.

1 Cent

Metal Zinc
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Edge Serrated
Nominal value 1 cent
Year 1941 - 1944
Obverse "Rechtkruis"
Reverse 1 ct with four waves and three wheat ears

2,5 Cents
Metal Zinc
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 20 mm
Edge Smooth
Nominal value 2.5 cents
Year 1941 - 1942
Obverse Frisian "ûleboerd"
Reverse 2.5 ct with four waves and three wheat ears

5 Cents
Metal Zinc
Weight 3.6 g
Diameter 18 x 18 mm
Edge Smooth
Nominal value 5 cents
Year 1941 - 1943
Obverse Two Saxon horse heads under a shining sun, in a square
Reverse 5 ct on an azure field place in a cartouche, nine waves on the left, two wheat ears on the right

10 Cents
Metal Zinc
Weight 3.3 g
Diameter 22 mm
Edge Serrated
Nominal value 10 cents
Year 1941 - 1943
Obverse Three stylized tulips
Reverse 10 cents between two laurel branches

25 Cents
Metal Zinc
Weight 5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Edge Smooth
Nominal value 25 cents
Year 1941 - 1943
Obverse Stylized sailing ship between two waves
Reverse 25 cents between two laurel branches

Metal Zinc
Weight Various
Diameter Various
Nominal value Various
Mintage 350