Westfriesland 1796 gulden

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3539
This specimen was lot 3539 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 950 CHF (about US$1,174 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1 Gulden 1796. West-Friesland. Selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. FDC. Prachtexemplar. (Batavian Republic, one gulden of 1796, Westfriesland mint. Scarce in this quality, uncirculated, proof example.)"
This type is recorded for Westfriesland throughout the eighteenth century and was minted in some numbers but is not often seen today. Similar coins are known for Gelderland, Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht and Zeeland. Utrecht was the most prolific producer.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.47 g, .912 fine silver, .313 troy oz ASW, this specimen 10.01 g.

Catalog reference: Schulman 95b. Delmonte 1180, KM 8.5 (Batavian Republic).

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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