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Coins of the Low Countries

The Low Countries, the Low Lands (Dutch: de Lage Landen, French: les Pays Bas), or historically also the Netherlands (Dutch: de Nederlanden, German: die Niederlande), is a coastal lowland region in northwestern Europe, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous semi-independent principalities that consolidated in the countries of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, as well as today's French Flanders.

Dutch Republic (Netherlands), Trade Coinage, 1758

|Low| |Countries|, |Dutch| |Republic| |(Netherlands),| |Trade| |Coinage,| |1758||Ducat|
Struck during the Seven Years War, known as the French and Indian War in North America.
SH58752. Gold Ducat, SCWC KM 12.3, EF, slightly wavy flan, weight 3.432 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Utrecht mint, 1758; obverse CONCORDIA RES PAR CRES HOL, armored knight standing right, sword in right, filleted bundle of arrows in left, 17-58 across field; reverse MO:ORD: / PROVIN / FOEDER / BELG.AD / LEG.IMP, legend within framed tablet; SOLD

Netherlands, Trade Coinage, Gold Ducat, 1928

|Low| |Countries|, |Netherlands,| |Trade| |Coinage,| |Gold| |Ducat,| |1928||Ducat|
The knight holding a bundle of arrows signifies the unity of the six northern provinces under the 1579 Union of Utrecht -- a declaration of independence from Spain.
SH73976. Gold Ducat, Schulman 779, SCWC KM 83.1, Friedberg 352, UNC, weight 3.497 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 0o, Utrecht mint, 1928; obverse PARVAE CRESCUNT CONCORDIA RES (The union makes small things grow), knight in armor standing right, sword in right hand over shoulder, bundle of six arrows in left, dividing date 19-23; seahorse (privy mark: Hoitsema 1909-1933) upper left, caduceus (mintmark: Utrecht) upper right; reverse MO. AUR.REG. BELGII AD LEGEM IMPERII. (Money of the provinces of the United Netherlands according to the law of the empire), legend in square tablet, surrounded by double frame ornamented in margins with floral scrolls; slant reeded edge; mintage 571,881, gold 0.9830 fine, actual gold weight 0.1104 oz.; ex CNG e-auction 345, part of lot 735; ex Patrick H. James Collection; SOLD

Netherlands, Gold 10 Gulden, 1897, NGC MS-65

|Low| |Countries|, |Netherlands,| |Gold| |10| |Gulden,| |1897,| |NGC| |MS-65||10| |gulden|
21.6 karat gold (.900 fine), 0.1947 troy oz gold net.
SL26019. Gold 10 gulden, SCWC KM 118, NGC MS-65, weight 6.729 g, maximum diameter 22 mm, die axis 195o, 1897; obverse KONINGIN WILHELMINA GOD ZIJ MET ONS, bare head left; reverse KONING RIJ K DER NEDERLANDEN, crowned shield, 10 - G, 1897 in exergue; SOLD



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