Netherlands East Indies 1787 gulden

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Jean Elsen sale 126, lot 1160
This specimen was lot 1160 in Jean Elsen sale 126 (Brussels, September 2015), where it sold for €340 (about US$454 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLANDS INDIE, Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (1602-1799), AR 1 gulden, 1787, West-Friesland. Met Arabische 1 en gebogen 7. goede Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands East India Co., silver one gulden of 1787, Westfriesland mint, with arabic 1. Good very fine.)"
Silver gulden were issued for the East India Company by Westfriesland (shown here), Zeeland, Utrecht and Gelderland. Westfriesland was the only issuer for 1787. This specimen realized seven times the catalog value for Very Fine. The East India Company was in an advanced state of decay and was abolished in 1799 during the French dominated Batavian Republic.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.61 g, .920 fine silver, this specimen 10,66 g.

Catalog reference: KM 139, Scholten 70c.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 126, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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