Netherlands East Indies 1787 duit KM-131

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 73329
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 73329 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. West Friesland. Duit, 1787-VOC. PCGS AU-53 Gold Shield. Offering soft, chocolate brown surfaces, this pleasing example is in a great state of preservation for the type." Westfriesland issued this type 1729-37, 1743-56 and 1764-94. Besides Westfriesland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Holland and Zeeland struck duits for the East Indies. Most dates are common. Gold and silver presentation strikes exist but not for 1792.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.62 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 131.


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  • 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.
  • Scholten, C., The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories, 1601-1948, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman, 1953.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The June 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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