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Started by SpaBreda, September 29, 2012, 01:47:56 PM

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Another coin from a friend of mine ...
1.6 gr. about 17 mm.

Thanks again, Paul.


I have one the same,  Peter (Figleaf) identified it as  Southern Netherlands Korte 1545,,15782.msg108014.html#msg108014


Thanks for your quick response !

Does definitively look the same, though I can't tell the date on mine...

The fact that it's almost square isn't just wear I think ... Is it like with siver coins where the edges were stripped ?



Sloppy die cutting, rather. The Habsburgs had waged a string of wars to unite the "Burgundy inheritance". The economy of the Netherlands was at last gaining speed again and coins were urgently needed to finance the recovery and fulfill the needs of the new monetary system. However, a new war would break out in 1568 and Dutch coins would be badly struck until the mints were sufficiently equipped with machinery, late in the 18th century.

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