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Other tokens and medals => Advertising, propaganda and numismatic artefacts => Private countermarks => Topic started by: RVCOINS on November 03, 2009, 01:02:17 PM

Title: Coins of Saint Martin
Post by: RVCOINS on November 03, 2009, 01:02:17 PM
Hi coinmembers,

does anyone know the existing of countermarked "M" VOC Doits struck for Saint Martin ( Dutch Antilles )

thanks for the info

RVCOINS
Title: Re: Coins of Saint Martin
Post by: Figleaf on November 12, 2009, 12:53:23 AM
It is highly unlikely that VOC coins ver circulated on the island. As a consequence of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), it was illegal for the VOC to trade in the West Indies. This became the territory of a separate company, the WIC - West India Company. Moreover, a VOC duit was worth more than Dutch duit, so even if one had arrived, it would have been exported for profit immediately. The counterstamp you describe is probably a fantasy. Many such fantasies have been reported.

Peter
Title: Re: Coins of Saint Martin
Post by: RVCOINS on December 10, 2009, 07:05:51 PM
Hi Guys,

hereby the coin I was talking about.

Countermark  M on a VOC Doit Holland 1755

Any ideas?

regards

Roland
Title: Re: Coins of Saint Martin
Post by: RVCOINS on February 19, 2010, 12:05:32 PM
As extra information, this coin was in at a Schulman auction in the 90'ties.
Title: Re: Coins of Saint Martin
Post by: Figleaf on February 19, 2010, 12:35:12 PM
How did Schulman describe it in the auction catalogue?

Peter
Title: Re: Coins of Saint Martin
Post by: RVCOINS on March 10, 2010, 08:09:10 AM
I do not know extactly in which auction it was. I try to find it out.

Roland