Date of Origin1898
English coin, Queen Victoria on front with the inscription "Victoria Dei Gra Britt Imp." This translates to Queen Victoria of the British Empire. The other side has three shields showing the British Colonies in other parts of the world.
The coins in donation 1937.65 are from Holland, MI resident William Arendshorst. He was born in the Netherlands on 5-23-1875, arriving in America ca. 1890.
William married Maria E. Steketee in Holland, MI on 8-8-1907. Their children included Bernard, Elizabeth, William and Julian. The family lived at 118 East 9th in Holland, MI (1920 and 1930 US census and 1938 city directory).
William worked for the Holland Engine Company (1921 city directory), the National Biscuit Company (1929 and 1931 city directories) and Arendshorst & Arendshorst, an investment company (1938 city directory).
William passed away in Holland, MI on 7-24-1944.
Gift ofArendshorst, William