Holland 1576 daalder Dav-8837

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Jean Elsen sale 116, lot 1761
Holland 1576 daalder rev JElsen 116-1761.jpg
This specimen was lot 1761 in Jean Elsen sale 116 (Brussels, March 2013), where it sold for €480 (about US$729 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, HOLLAND, De Staten in opstand (1572-1581), AR provinciale leeuwendaalder, 1576, Droit: Ridder linksom kijkend met voor zich een wapen met een klimmende leeuw. Revers: Klimmende leeuw l. Zeldzaam. Gereinigd. Zeer Fraai à Prachtig (Netherlands, province of Holland, States Revolt (1572-81), silver lion dollar of 1576. Obverse: knight holds arms of Holland; reverse: lion rampant to left. Scarce, mounted, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This early "lion dollar" is recorded for 1575-76 only. A later version (Dav-8838), with a modified bust of the knight, was struck for many years beginning in 1576.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27,01 g.

Catalog reference: Verk., 48, 2; Delm., 830; CNM 2.28.65, Dav-8837.


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  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 116, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2013.

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