Leiden 1574 1/4 gulden

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7044
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Leiden, on the coast, lies between the Hague (Haag) and Haarlem

This specimen was lot 7044 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $540.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS. Leiden. 1/4 Gulden, 1574. PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. Struck from compressed prayer books. Siege of 1573-1574 by the Spaniards led by Valdez." For the history of the siege, see On the coinage of the Spanish Netherlands.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: compressed paper.

Catalog reference: VG-52b.


  • Delmonte, A., Le Bénélux D'or, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman N.V., 1964, with supplements to 1977.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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