Netherlands East Indies 1790 duit KM-111.1

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71381
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This specimen was lot 71381 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, February 2020), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Utrecht. 2 Duit, 1790. PCGS MS-64 Brown Gold Shield. KM-118. This example, from the province of Utrecht, offers full original luster. That is most unusual for a coin type that was spent and not saved." We don't see KM 118 or a two duit in the SCWC. Without a reported weight, we'll assume that this is a single duit of KM 111.1, struck 1741-46, 1752-57, 1764-71, 1776-94. Duits of this design were also struck in silver (KM 111.1a) and by Holland (KM 70), Westfriesland (KM 131) and Zeeland (KM 152.3).

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 3.62 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 111.1.

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]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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