Groningen-Ommelanden 1761 7 gulden Fr-245

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31238
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This specimen was lot 31238 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $616.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Groningen & Ommeland. Provincial gold 7 Gulden 1761 AU58 NGC. Most attractive in this borderline Mint-State preservation presenting ambered surfaces that gleam with original bloom and only minimal friction that affects the higher points. Beautifully illustrated and from a seldom encountered Dutch province." The province of Groningen issued few coins in the 18th century. Duit, stuiver, seven and 14 gulden were issued. This type, called a "half gold rider", was struck in Gelderland under contract.

Recorded mintage: 186,125.

Specification: 4.96 g, .917 fine gold, .146 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 60, Fr-245.


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  • [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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