Netherlands, William III, 10 Gulden, 1875-1889
Brilliant Uncirculated, KM 105, 6.7290 g., .900 GOLD, .1947 oz AGW
This beauty has a nice golden luster, extremely fine devices, great addition to any gold coins collection.
William III (of the Netherlands), in Dutch, Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk (1817-90),
king of the Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg (1849-90). The son of King William II, he was
born in Brussel, Belgium. He succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father. In 1866 William
agreed to sell the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to France, thus nearly provoking a war between France
and Prussia. An international conference held in London the following year prevented war by a treaty
guaranteeing the independence of the grand duchy. William's long reign was marked by uninterrupted
peace and prosperity. He was succeeded by his daughter Wilhelmina.
"William III (of the Netherlands)," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia.