Netherlands East Indies 1764 duit KM-111.1
In 1794, the Dutch Republic was snuffed out by invading forces of the French Revolution. The East India Company was in an advanced state of decay and was abolished in 1799. The Low Countries did not regain their independence until 1815, with the formation of the kingdom of the Netherlands. The copper duit was struck for the East Indies at Zeeland (KM 150, 152, 159), Gelderland (KM 50), Westfriesland (KM 131, 132, 134, 136), Holland (KM 70) and Utrecht (shown here, struck 1741-94). The copper issues circulated and the silver issues were for presentation. This specimen was lot 34574 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description noted, "Netherlands East Indies: Dutch Colony. United East India Company silver Duit 1764 MS65+ NGC. Utrecht issue. A virtually immaculate and flashy specimen that likely exists among the finest certified. Ex. J. Berkman Collection."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: KM 111.1: 3 g, copper, 22 mm diameter; KM 111.1a: silver.
Catalog reference: KM 111.1a, Scholten-331 (listed only as Proof).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Online Auction 3082, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.