Netherlands Antilles 5 Cents  1957 to 1985
Netherlands Antilles 5 Cents 1957 to 1985

The Netherlands Antilles has been sporting square coinage for a while. Most of their coins are round, but the 5 cents is square, the 50 cents and the 300 gulden also.

Patterns on the 5 cents changed over the years, but the basic idea -- a square coin with a big 5 -- stays the same.

Values of all these coins are low, ranging from less than $1 US dollar for worn coins to a few dollars for uncirculated specimens. The issues from 1957 to 1970 (the example shown in the picture) run into the 10s of dollars for uncirculated.

Coins that look similar to this one, but with a different inscription, are generally more valuable. Click to this CoinQuest page for more details.

Coin: 3072 , Genre: Modern
Requested by: Victoria, Mon, 15-Feb-2010 17:55:58 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 16-Aug-2012 13:57:58 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 04-Aug-2014 02:28:47 GMT
Requester description: 1977 On one side in the center it has a banner with 6 stars on it. Over the banner it has a crown. On the same side it says 'ibertate unamimus' and 'nederlandse antillen'. The other side has three starts on both the right and left side with '5 cent' written inbetween. Under the '5 cent' it has 4 leaf plant. The coin is also square.
Tags: netherlands antilles 5 cents cent dutch nederland holland nederlandsche netherland nederlandsch nederlandse nederlanden nederl neatherland nederlands holl antillen peny pennys pennies penny one center offcenter banner 6 stars star over crown ibertate unamimus three 4 leaf plant square ones off centers centered banners bannered starrs crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera leafs leaves leave leaved leafed leafy leavs planting vegetation plants suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares box diamond shell scroll scrollwork shells seashell scrolwork scolled scrolls escutcheon scrolled


i have a square 5 cent coin from netherlands antilles and on the back is a crown and what looks like a shield - andrew
You've got a coin struck between 1971 and 1985. These are very common and fully uncirculated coins only catalog at a single US dollar. The 1974 date is a bit less common and can be worth a few dollars in pristine condition. You can see the date on the side with the crowned shield, at the very bottom, right below the letters 'DSE' of 'NEDERLANDSE'. - CoinQuest (Chris)




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