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  • 5 Cents 1941-1943, KM# 172, Netherlands, Wilhelmina
  • 5 Cents 1941-1943, KM# 172, Netherlands, Wilhelmina

The direct involvement of the Netherlands in World War II began with its invasion by Nazi Germany on 10 May 1940. On 15 May 1940, one day after the bombing of Rotterdam, the Dutch forces surrendered. The Dutch government and the royal family escaped and went into exile in London. Following the defeat, the Netherlands was placed under German occupation, which endured in some areas until the German surrender in May 1945.

Engraver: N. de Haas


Two crossed horse heads and sun within a square.



Centre circle (with four points) contains same shape inside with 24 horizontal lines and value on top. Outside the circle; divided date top and bottom, 9 sea waves on left, plant on right.

Mint mark: Caduceus (Mercury's wand, a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings), the logo of the Royal Dutch Mint (Utrecht, the Netherlands)



5 Cents

German Occupation
KM# 172
Material Zinc
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 22 mm
Width -
Height -
Thickness -
Shape square
Alignment Coin
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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