coin928 - Curaçao/Suriname
1943P 10 CENTS





Coin Details

Origin/Country: CURACAO
Item Description: 10C 1943P
Full Grade: NGC MS 61
Owner: coin928

Owner Comments:

Curaçao/Suriname -1943P (Palm Privy) - KM-37 - Total Mintage: 4,500,000
Curaçao: 500,000 minted in 1943
Suriname: 4,000,000 minted in 1943

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 Colonies of Curaçao and Suriname. 4,500,000 coins were struck in 1943, 500,000 for Curaçao and the remaining 4,000,000 for Suriname.

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 63 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 particular coin is a very nice example of this dual country issue.

Date acquired: 5/11/2007 (raw coin)
Date graded: 9/18/2015 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 12/5/2018

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