200 gulden banknote sold for €44,280

At an auction by MPO a Dutch 200 gulden banknote from 1908 was sold for €44,280 which makes it the most expensive Dutch banknote ever. The banknote was bought by the De Ruiter family, who have a shop in stamps, coins and banknotes and who can be found at verzamelaarsmarkt.nl

The banknote measures 120 x 220 mm and was issued in 10 varieties. About 2 million were issued between 1860 and 1920. But only 20 now remain! What makes this one special is the signature of J.G.N. de Hoop Scheffer of De Nederlandsche Bank. This is the only surviving specimen of the 200 gulden banknote with that particular signature.

Steven Friday 17 May 2013 at 11:28 am | | news
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