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Queen - regent - mother Emma


Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia , Princess of Waldeck - Pyrmont was born on 2 August 1858 in Arolsen as daughter of Prince George Victor van Waldeck - Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau . On January 7, 1879, only 21 years old, she married the then 61-year-old King William III
On August 31, 1880, Princess Wilhelmina born . During the last days of the king's life, Emma acted as regent. After the monarch died , she accepted the regency for her daughter . 

William III and his coinage


Because the father of William III liked to be in Brussels, William III would be born in Brussels in 1817. At the French-speaking court where William III grew up, he would mainly be called Guillaume. Guillaume's full name was Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk. The Alexander and Paul he is named after were his Uncle Alexander I of Russia and his Grandpa Paul I of Russia respectively; both Tsars of the Russians. The rest of the names were popular in the Orange and Nassau genera for centuries.

Willem II and his coinage


At the Dutch court mainly French was spoken. It was the neat language to distinguish yourself from the mob. It is therefore not surprising that Willem had a French-language version as his nickname: Guillot. As a boy of two, he had to flee with his family from the land of which he would later be king; to Berlin in Prussia. There Guillot would grow up at the Prussian court and start at the military academy at the age of eleven. 

William I and his coinage


Contrary to what you might expect is king William II not the first king of the Netherlands. That was Louis Napoleon. This younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Holland by the dictator pur sang. Lodewijk Napoleon had yet to win the heart of the Dutch. After being a republic for centuries, they suddenly became a monarchy.

The Roman era and its coinage

Everyone has their own image of the Roman Empire. Perhaps known to you for the still existing aqueducts, the gladiators in the arena, the films about the Romans with their emperors, the weapons and armor or perhaps the big trade? But where did it all actually start?

(Floor) investing with coins?


This old money enthusiast took that very literally, when this collector heard that it was also possible to invest your own toilet floor with old pennies from the guilder period. (Would you also like to make such a floor? Read the detailed version at the bottom of how you can also invest a floor with coins).

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Queen - regent - mother Emma


Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia , Princess of Waldeck - Pyrmont was born on 2 August 1858 in Arolsen as daughter of Prince George Victor van Waldeck - Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau . On January 7, 1879, only 21 years old, she married the then 61-year-old King William III
On August 31, 1880, Princess Wilhelmina born . During the last days of the king's life, Emma acted as regent. After the monarch died , she accepted the regency for her daughter . 

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William III and his coinage


Because the father of William III liked to be in Brussels, William III would be born in Brussels in 1817. At the French-speaking court where William III grew up, he would mainly be called Guillaume. Guillaume's full name was Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk. The Alexander and Paul he is named after were his Uncle Alexander I of Russia and his Grandpa Paul I of Russia respectively; both Tsars of the Russians. The rest of the names were popular in the Orange and Nassau genera for centuries.

Read more...

Willem II and his coinage


At the Dutch court mainly French was spoken. It was the neat language to distinguish yourself from the mob. It is therefore not surprising that Willem had a French-language version as his nickname: Guillot. As a boy of two, he had to flee with his family from the land of which he would later be king; to Berlin in Prussia. There Guillot would grow up at the Prussian court and start at the military academy at the age of eleven. 

Read more...

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