Utrecht 1789 6 stuivers

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 1374
Utrecht 1789 schilling rev JElsen 111-1374.jpg
This specimen was lot 1374 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it sold for €175 (about US$269 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, UTRECHT, Provincie, AR scheepjesschelling (6 stuiver), 1789, Droit: Gekroond provinciewapen. Revers: Driemaster zeilend nue radié. Ref.: Prachtig à FDC. (Netherlands, province of Utrecht, silver ship shilling (six stuiver) of 1789. Obverse: crowned arms of the province; reverse: three masted ship under full sail. Extremely fine to mint state.)"
This type was struck starting in 1697 and intermittently all the way thru the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: 63,275 for 1697-98.

Specification: 4.95 g, .583 fine silver, .093 troy oz ASW, this specimen 4,72g.

Catalog reference: Verk., 113, 4, KM 101.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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