Netherlands East Indies 1757 1/2 duit KM-72

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 33737
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33737 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $376. The catalog description[1] noted, "Holland Province 1/2 Duit 1757 MS65 NGC. Light silvery toning with stellar original luster and an enticing strike." This type was issued 1749-54, 1769-70 in copper, 1755-63 in silver and 1750, 1755-63 in gold from Holland. It was also produced at Utrecht (KM 112.1), Westfriesland (KM 137) and Gelderland (KM 55a), among others.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper (KM 72) or silver, 1.49-1.7 g (KM 72a) or gold, 1.718-1.724 g (KM 72b).

Catalog reference: KM 72a, Scholten-404.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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