Netherlands East Indies 1791 duit KM-50.2

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 35955
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This specimen was lot 35955 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "United East India Company copper Specimen Duit 1791 SP63 Brown PCGS, VOC issue. Boldly struck and bordering on rare in Specimen grade." Copper duits were struck in large numbers for the Dutch East Indies, source of most of the Netherlands' wealth in the late eighteenth century. For 1791, there were issues from Holland (KM 70), Westfriesland (KM 131), Utrecht (KM 111.1), Zeeland (KM 152.3) and Gelderland (KM 50.2, shown here).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.62 g, copper.

Catalog reference: S. 279, KM 50.2.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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