Dutch Gold Guilder Coin

The Dutch Gold Guilder is a rarity among gold bullion pieces. With its high gold content and limited releases, the Gold Guilder is a popular coin for investors and rare coin collectors. Continue reading to learn more about this coin and its history.


Front / Obverse

The front side of the Gold Guilder can be one of four portraits of Queen Wilhelmina. She reigned from 1890-1948. Before Queen Wilhelmina’s portrait was used, Gold Guilders featured one of four Dutch kings.

Rear / Reverse

The back side of the Gold Guilder coin shows the Netherlands Lesser Coat of Arms. The coat of arms shows a lion holding both arrows and a sword. Along with the coat of arms is the year the coin was issued.



The Netherlands Guilder was first released in 1680 and named the official currency of the Dutch. It was originally only released in silver, but gold Guilders began appearing in 1818. The gold Guilder was very popular, but World War II stopped its release. After this, Guilders were no longer made out of pure gold or silver. The Guilder was the country’s official currency until it was replaced by the Euro in 2002.