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Netherlands Banknotes 1916-1955

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I used to collect Netherlands Banknotes in the 80's and 90's and put together nearly a complete collection from 1916 through 1955, over 120 different notes, including a few rare ones.

 

I sold these on eBay between 2002-2003, and happily most went back to the Netherlands to Dutch collectors.

 

If there is any interest I will dig up my old photos and post the best ones here. Some of these old Dutch notes were true works of art.

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The only Dutch note I have in my collection so far, though I am looking for other early pre-1950 notes:

 

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I like the pre-1950 notes with allegorical feminine vignettes. I am currently looking for the 25 fl from 1947, the 100 fl from 1941-3 and the earlier 10 fl and 100 fl notes.

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That is actually pretty rare and possibly my all time favorite Dutch note ever produced. I only found three of these in 15 years of searching. You have excellent taste.

 

An eBay seller from Sweden, now a friend of mine, had this as a replacement note, in which the serial number starts with "1" instead of "0". It graded AU+ and went for over $2000.

 

I had one in VF and one in AU. I'll see if I can unearth the photos.

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Here are three very artistic Dutch notes that I once owned...

 

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And three more...

 

Woman in traditional Zeeland garb.

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Rare AU+ replacement note.

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These are few and far between.

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These are so big that they don't even fit into a regular sized holder.

 

Vivid colors and look at that fancy serial #.

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Another beauty.

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And another with a radar serial #.

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Two early Dutch notes...

 

I found this one when the International Paper Money Show was held at the World Trade Center back in the 1990's.

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Very early single letter serial number with two rust spots.

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The older Tien fl note is one I have not seen before, the one with the woman in the traditional garb. I have seen the one with the man and woman before, and of course the 1947 25fl is one I have my sights set on in the immediate. I bid on and did not win one of the 1943 100fl notes a couple of months ago, but I was after Portuguese notes in particular and let the 100fl note go. I have looked on eBay.nl for these, but I think the prices are high compared to what I can get them for in the states. Particularly in retail non auction situations. It is funny, in all the times I have been in Netherlands I have never saved any of the notes, and only a few of the coins. I can remember getting some of the older 1966 era notes in change occasionally, but I turned around and spent them again.

 

One of the fascinating aspects of collecting Netherlands notes is that they are always unique and very Dutch in design, unlike say Belgium where their notes mimicked French notes etc.

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Those are some very beautiful notes! Like Scottishmoney said, they definitely have their own design aspects that you can look at and identify quickly. Thanks for posting these - most I've not seen before.

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The older Tien fl note is one I have not seen before, the one with the woman in the traditional garb. I have seen the one with the man and woman before, and of course the 1947 25fl is one I have my sights set on in the immediate. I bid on and did not win one of the 1943 100fl notes a couple of months ago, but I was after Portuguese notes in particular and let the 100fl note go. I have looked on eBay.nl for these, but I think the prices are high compared to what I can get them for in the states. Particularly in retail non auction situations. It is funny, in all the times I have been in Netherlands I have never saved any of the notes, and only a few of the coins. I can remember getting some of the older 1966 era notes in change occasionally, but I turned around and spent them again.

 

One of the fascinating aspects of collecting Netherlands notes is that they are always unique and very Dutch in design, unlike say Belgium where their notes mimicked French notes etc.

 

I had four or five of the P43 "Zeeland Farmers Wife" notes, there was a time when they were almost easy to find.

 

There is an excellent book "Dutch Banknote Design 1814-2002" by Jaap Bolten that I highly recommend if you are interested in the history of Netherlands paper money. A Dutch friend helped me obtain a copy and while it is expensive it is worth every penny. The photos alone are worth the price of admission.

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There is an excellent book "Dutch Banknote Design 1814-2002" by Jaap Bolten that I highly recommend if you are interested in the history of Netherlands paper money. A Dutch friend helped me obtain a copy and while it is expensive it is worth every penny. The photos alone are worth the price of admission.

 

wow. you're not kidding--99 euros! too bad, because the images you've posted confirm what i've suspected all along--the dutch seem to have the design thing down pat.

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wow. you're not kidding--99 euros! too bad, because the images you've posted confirm what i've suspected all along--the dutch seem to have the design thing down pat.

 

I bought it when the euro was the same as the dollar.

 

Three more:

 

Yes, that's a 1000!

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A "common" Dutch note with an overprint on the reverse that makes it special...

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Another fancy serial #.

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And three more:

 

King Solomon.

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VERY rare these days. Now back in North Holland, the buyer helped me obtain the Bolten book. Dank U Remco!

p86.jpg

 

Erasmus with the laughing bird on the reverse and another great serial #.

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Three more.

 

A P49 from 1938 with the old fisherman...

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A cancelled P57 from 1940...

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And a really nice P60 from 1944...

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Found three more:

 

A P45 from 1929.

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A P46 from 1928.

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And a rare P47 from 1931. A bold and well designed note.

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Two nice ones.

 

A P78 from 1945.

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And a P87 from 1955, the "common" companion note to the very rare P86.

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