Belgium 1790 florin KM 48

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4505
Belgium 1790 florin rev Goldberg 69-4505.jpg

This specimen was lot 4505 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $621. The catalog description [2] noted, "Austrian Netherlands. Florin, 1790. Insurrection coinage. Rampant lion right. Reverse: Arrows in clasped hands. PCGS graded MS-64." This type was struck in 1790 during a brief insurrection against Austrian rule. Another type (KM 49) was also issued in 1790 with a different obverse legend. The insurrection was crushed and a few years later, Belgium was occupied and annexed by revolutionary France. Belgium would not obtain its independence until 1830.

Recorded mintage: 15,000.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-48.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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