Westfriesland 1764 3 gulden Dav-1853

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Heritage sale 3022, lot 28608
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Heritage sale 3040, lot 30285
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The first specimen was lot 28608 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $293.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Westfriesland 3 Gulden 1764, XF, standing maiden type. Light gray toning and a well struck example." The second specimen was lot 30285 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $540.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "West Friesland. Provincial 3 Gulden 1764 MS64 NGC. A broad and fully lustrous specimen featuring the standing maiden motif, with luminous silvery patina and isolated hints of amber tone. As is typical of the type, the devices exhibit some softness, but as a whole, this is a well-preserved example with exceptional appeal." This specimen is from a type struck in Westfriesland throughout the eighteenth century until 1794, when the United Provinces were invaded and occupied by the French. This subtype (KM 141.1) is known for 1763-67. Its face value was 60 stuivers. The Low Countries did not regain their independence until 1815, with the formation of the kingdom of the Netherlands.

Recorded mintage: 587,000 for 1763-64.

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

Catalog reference: KM 141.1, Dav-1853.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • [2]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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