Nijmegen 1568 rijksdaalder Dav-8550

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1514
Nijmegen 1568 daalder rev JElsen 121-1514.jpg
Nijmegen in 1648, in Gelderland, near the border with Cleve
This specimen was lot 1514 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €420 (about US$673 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, NIJMEGEN, Stad, AR arendrijksdaalder, 1568, Met titel van Maximiliaan II. Droit: Gekroond stadswapen gehouden door twee leeuwen. Jaartal in de afsnede. Revers: Gekroonde rijksadelaar. Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands, city of Nijmegen, silver reichs daalder of 1568, with the title of Maximilian II. Obverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, date below; reverse: crowned imperial eagle. Very fine.)"
Nijmegen, just south of Arnhem, is now part of Gelderland. Coins were issued for Nijmegen throughout the seventeenth century but are scarce compared to the issues of Holland or Utrecht. Davenport lists this type for 1567-70.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 29,11 g.

Catalog reference: Verk., 21, 2; Delm., 641; Passon, 51b; CNM 2.36.12, Dav-8550.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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