Westfriesland 1698 3 gulden Dav-4963

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3529
This specimen was lot 3529 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"3 Gulden 1698. Vorzüglich-FDC. Leichte Prägeschwächen. (province of Westfriesland, three gulden of 1698, extremely fine to uncirculated, lightly cleaned.)"
The silver three gulden was introduced in Westfriesland in 1682 with a face value of sixty stuivers, the same as the ducaton (Dav-4941), tho the three gulden contained 5% less silver. This subtype is noted for 1695-1700 but three gulden were struck well into the eighteenth century (see Dav-1853).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 31.82 g, .920 fine silver, .941 troy oz ASW, this specimen 31.63 g.

Catalog reference: Delmonte 1147, KM 85.4, Davenport 4963.


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  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • Delmonte, A., Le Bénélux D'or, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman N.V., 1964, with supplements to 1977.
  • 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.

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