Friesland 1609 daalder Dav-4829

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Jean Elsen sale 114, lot 1307
Friesland 1609 rijksdaalder rev JElsen 114-1307.jpg
This specimen was lot 1307 in Jean Elsen sale 114 (Brussels, September 2012) where it sold for €220 (about US$340 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"NEDERLAND, FRIESLAND, Provincie, AR Nederlandse rijksdaalder, 1609, Droit: Geharnast bb. radié met zwaard en provinciewapen. Revers: Gekroond Generaliteitswapen. goede Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands, province of Friesland, silver rijksdaalder of 1609. Obverse: armored bust with sword and provincial arms; reverse: crowned arms of the Generality. Very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1606-61 and was tariffed at 48 stuivers, the same as a lion dollar. It is priced as common but is seldom seen.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 29.03 g, .885 fine silver, this specimen 28,65 g.

Catalog reference: Verk-122, 3; Delm-947; Dav-4829, KM 22.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 114, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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