Patsy M. writes: My father (age 80!) has asked me to research a coin he has in his collection. It is a Koningrijk Der Nederlanden, 1878 1/2 cent coin and he is just interested in where it is from, etc. Anything you have on it would be helpful.
You have a 1878 Netherlands bronze 1/2 cent (100 cents=1 Gulden). This is the first year of issue for this particular design. The coin was struck intermittently from 1878 -1901. Four million 1/2 cent coins were minted in 1878. Value depends on grade (condition). Approximate range: US$ 2 – $25.