coin928 - Curaçao/Suriname
1942P 10 CENTS





Coin Details

Origin/Country: CURACAO
Item Description: 10C 1942P
Full Grade: NGC AU 58
Owner: coin928

Owner Comments:

Suriname - 1942P (Palm Privy) - KM-9 - Mintage 1,500,000

Obverse: Head of Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina I facing left
Obverse Legend: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands)
Reverse: Denomination and date within wreath
Reverse Legend: none
Edge: Reeded

This coin was minted by the Philadelphia mint during World War II for circulation in the Dutch Colony of Suriname. Despite the confusion in the NGC World Price Guide online, this coin was NOT also minted for circulation in Curaçao. It probably did circulate in Curaçao though, but not because it was released there.

The portrait of Queen Wilhelmina used on the Dutch coinage changed as the Queen aged. At the time these coins were struck, the Queen was 62 years old and was living in exile in England. The third style of her left facing portrait which dominates the obverse of this coin, was first used in 1921 when she was just 41 years old.

This is a very nice looking example of this issue despite the grade of AU58.

Date acquired: 12/5/2009 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/18/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018

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