Holland 1640 daalder Dav-4858

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Jean Elsen sale 107, lot 1036
Holland 1640 daalder rev JElsen 107-1036.jpg
Holland in 1648
This specimen was lot 1036 in Jean Elsen sale 107 (Brussels, December 2010) where it sold for 100 euro. The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, HOLLAND, Provincie, AR leeuwendaalder, 1640, Droit: Ridder rechtsom kijkend met voor zich wapen met klimmende leeuw. Revers: Klimmende leeuw l. Zeer Fraai" (Provine of Holland, silver lion dollar of 1640. Obverse: knight holding provincial arms; reverse: lion rampant, legend around. Very Fine.)
"Lion" daalders were struck in Holland and other Dutch provinces until 1697 but are seldom seen, especially well struck like this example. Simultaneous with the Lion daalder (48 stuivers) was the "prince" daalder (40 stuivers), the silver ducat (also 48 stuivers), the three gulden (60 stuivers) and the ducaton (silver rider). The catalog does not explain why so many different large silver coins were felt to be necessary.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 26,98 g.

Catalog reference: Verk-49, 1; Delm-832, KM 17, Dav-4858.


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