Description

Curaçao is a Lesser Antilles island country in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The twenty-five cent was a coin worth a quarter of decimal Dutch guilder. It was nicknamed the kwartje. The nickname came from the Dutch word for a quarter (kwart), and the diminutive suffix -je (similar to the English -ie).

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina, hair raised, facing left surrounded by the inscription in Dutch "Wilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands".

WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN

Reverse

Value in the centre surrounded by text in Dutch. Date below. Privy mark at 8 o'clock and mint mark at 4 o'clock.

Privy marks:
• Fish: mint master J.W.A. van Hengel (1945-1969)
• Palm tree: The coinage for the overseas territories of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was marked with a palm tree during the German occupation of World War II (1941 - 1945). These territories were the Netherlands East Indies, Suriname and the former Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Martin, St. Eustatius and Saba).

Mint marks:
• 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)
• D (Denver, USA)

•MUNT VAN CURAÇAO•
¼ G
・1947・

Edge

1/4 Gulden (Kwartje)

KM# 44
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.640
Weight 3.58 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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