Westfriesland 1621 rijksdaalder Dav-4842

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Jean Elsen sale 144, lot 1824
This specimen was lot 1824 in Jean Elsen sale 144 (Brussels, March 2020), where it sold for €95 (about US$125 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, WEST-FRIESLAND, AR Nederlandse rijksdaalder, 1621. Vz/ Geharnast en gelauwerd borstbeeld n.r. met zwaard en provinciewapen. Kz/ Gekroond Generaliteitswapen. Dubbelslag. Kras op kz. Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands, province of Westfriesland, Dutch rixdollar of 1621. Obverse: armored and laureate bust with sword and provincial arms; reverse: arms of the Generality. Double struck, planchet cracks, Very Fine.)"
This type is listed with the rosette mintmark 1607-29 (KM 15.1, shown here), lily mintmark 1616-19 and 1644-49 (KM 15.2), cinquefoil mintmark 1649-68, 1675, 1683, 1693 (KM 15.3) and no mintmark (KM 15.4, 1622-23). The bad strike shown here is normal.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 29.03 g, 0.885 fine silver, this specimen 28,24 g.

Catalog reference: KM 15.1, Delm. 940; CNM 2.46.31; Dav-4842.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 144, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2020.

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