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  • 1 Cent 1941-1944, KM# 170, Netherlands, Wilhelmina
  • 1 Cent 1941-1944, KM# 170, 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: Nico de Haas


Cross (☩) with circle in de centre and C-shaped ends behind texted ribbon with the state name.



Value with 16 bars (horizontal lines) left of 4 wavy lines (sea profile), 3 spikes and a ribbon
with incuse year. Mint mark below.

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).

1 ct


1 Cent

German Occupation
KM# 170 Schön# 55
Material Zinc
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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