Netherlands East Indies 1761 1/2 duit KM-112.1

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 31254
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31254 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Utrecht. United East India Company silver 1/2 Duit 1761 VOC MS67 NGC, Utrecht mint. Superbly struck, with essentially mark-free surfaces and full luster beneath gray and gold patina. Special presentation strike produced by the mintmaster on demand." This type was issued 1752-57, 1768-70 in copper, 1753-73, 1792-94 in silver from Utrecht. It was also produced at Holland (KM 72a), Westfriesland (KM 137) and Gelderland (KM 55a), among others.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper (KM 112.1) or silver, 1.49-1.7 g (KM 1112.1a).

Catalog reference: KM 112.1a, Scholten-404.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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