Spanish Netherlands/Namur liard 1710

Started by FosseWay, September 26, 2012, 10:36:17 AM

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FosseWay

This isn't in the best of condition but it's good enough as far as I can tell to attribute it precisely -- Namur (Spanish Netherlands) liard, 1710, with the date in the field either side of the arms. 23.4 mm, 3.23 g. In other words, KM 37.

Can anyone give any explanation why KM has no values in any conditions for this issue? Have I stumbled across an unexpected rarity (doubtful -- I paid 69 pence for this!) or have I misattributed it (more likely)?

THCoins

This site: http://www.duiten.nl/namen.htm  gives a nice overviewand alternative classifications of the different variants of this coin.
It is in Dutch, but won't be very hard to comprehend. Note that "liard" is the french term equivalent to an "oord" in dutch.
Don't know why KM does not give a valuation. If you search on the dutch term you will find that current trade prices for this type are 20 euro's or less for coins in a much better state than yours. for example http://veiling.catawiki.nl/kavels/18299-namen-namur-oord-1710

FosseWay

Thanks THCoins - a quirk in KM seems much more likely than an unusual rarity!

Figleaf

Vanhoudt I 522, copper oord/liard 1710 Namen/Namur in the name of Philip V (1700-1712).

obv: fire iron (Burgundy) surrounded in cruciform by a crown and the arms of Burgundy (right), Brabant (below) and Austria (left). Legend: climbing lion (Namur/Namen), PHILippus.V.Dei.Gratia.HISPANIARum.ETINDIARUM.REX - Philip V by the grace of god king of Spain and India (Spanish America)

rev: crowned Spanish Habsburg arms splitting date. Legend: DUX.BURGUNDiae.ET.BRABANTiae.Z - duke of Burgundy and Brabant etc.

There are three main variants of this type:

  • date in legend, crown splitting legend
  • arms splitting date, crown splitting legend (your coin)
  • arms splitting date and legend

The first two types are common, the third is not.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.