Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wait, Is it For or Against?

Do you have a Netherlands coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Stickers on U.S. coins have been mainly used for commercial advertizing, like the Silver Surfer quarter or the Cici's Pizza cent. With this comes legal issues about using money in an illegal way. American companies use stickers to go around the law but we are not the only country that uses this loophole.

The Netherlands, I believe, has similar laws. I found this sticker-coin in a lot that I bought years ago. When I first got the coin I did not know if the sticker was anti-drugs or pro-needle exchange. At the time in NYC there was a big advertising campaign for clean needle exchanges for drug users. I thought The Netherlands had a similar campaign but some research showed otherwise.

The sticker says drugs gebruiken, is jezelf misbruiken which means drug use, is self abuse. It has a needle and what looks to be a user. I have seen this on Netherlands coins before but in blue font and white background. I do not know if this was a government or non-profit organization campaign. So unless something was lost in translation the message is that all drugs are bad for you.

The coin itself is very scratched and has Netherlands gum, I have seen that gum on other Netherlands coins, stuck to it in places. Still the sticker is flattened enough to see the date of 1969 and the fish mintmark. It could have been the older fish mintmark or the later cοck( rooster ) although both are from the Utrecht Mint.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Gulden / Netherlands
Year: 1969 fish
Mintage: 27,500,000
Metal: Nickel
Value: $0.30 in Fine

Do you have a coin from the Netherlands and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

2 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I have 2 Netherlands coins one is a 1973 1 cent coin in fine condition and the other is a 1993 5 cent coin in au on it the woman's face appears to be doubled. Are these worth anything?

Man said...

2 Netherlands coins
1973 1 cent coin in fine condition about $0.10

1993 5 cent coin in au on it the woman's face appears to be doubled.
--About $0.05 the doubling is likely not true doubling since none have been verified.