Netherlands East Indies 1745 duit KM-152.2
This specimen was lot 72449 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2020), where it sold for $156. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. United East India Company. Duit, 1745. Zeeland Mint. PCGS AU-53 Gold Shield. A decently struck Duit with full design detail, glossy surfaces, and a very dark brown patina throughout." This duit, struck with the arms of Zeeland, was issued 1736-52. It varied from the prior KM 152.1 by having the obverse shield pointed at the bottom. The design was revised for the subsequent type (KM 152.3 of 1753-92). Holland, Westfriesland, Gelderland and Utrecht also struck duits for the East Indies. Presentation strikes exist in silver and gold but not for this type.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.62 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM-152.2.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.