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  • 5 Cents 1948, KM# 176, Netherlands, Wilhelmina
  • 5 Cents 1948, KM# 176, Netherlands, Wilhelmina

Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria; 1880–1962) was Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1890 until her abdication in 1948.

She became queen when her father died, when she was 10 years old. As she was still a minor, her mother served as regent until Wilhelmina became 18 years old. She reigned for nearly 58 years, longer than any other Dutch monarch. Her reign saw World War I and World War II, the economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial power. Outside the Netherlands she is primarily remembered for her role in World War II, in which she proved to be a great inspiration to the Dutch resistance.

Engraver: Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach


Depicts a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina facing left surrounded by the inscription "Wilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands".



Denomination, divided date at sides, orange branch at the top.

"Cent" is surrounded by mint master mark (left) and mint mark (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)

Mint master mark: Fish (J.W.A. van Hengel, 1945-1969)

19 5 48


5 Cents

KM# 176
Material Bronze
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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