Flanders 1562 1/10 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 538
This specimen was lot 538 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €90 (about US$125 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Philips II (1555-1598), AR tiende Philipsdaalder, 1562, Brugge. Vz/ Geharnast bb. r. Kz/ Gekroond vuurijzer op een stokkenkruis. Onderaan het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. Zeldzaam. Zeer Fraai. (county of Flanders, Philip II, 1555-98, silver tenth daalder of 1562, Bruges mint. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: crowned jewel over a Burgundian cross, below the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Scarce, very fine.)"
Flanders is now in the heart of Belgium. This coin was part of an early attempt to issue decimal coinage.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen 3,33 g.

Catalog reference: G.H. 213-7b; Haeck 666.

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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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