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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009
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    Coin 1703

    Here my best duit (copper in English?) from 1703. It is a 1/8 part of a 5 cent.
    From the state Gelria when Holland was a republic.

    This one is in very good state, normaly they are to bad to read.
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  2. #2
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    Re: Coin 1703

    Very cool coin. I'm not familiar with them. What would be the current value of such a coin?

  3. #3
    nl
    Feb 2009
    39

    Re: Coin 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by DigginThePast
    Very cool coin. I'm not familiar with them. What would be the current value of such a coin?
    Not much, i think 5-12,50 Euro.
    There are many of these coins, some people found hunderds in a year but 80-90% is to bad to keep in your collection.

  4. #4
    seger98

    Re: Coin 1703

    That also is a nice find! Congratulations on all your neat finds!

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    Re: Coin 1703

    Very nice, I have never seen one of these before. Thanks for sharing.
    HH Charlie


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    Re: Coin 1703

    awesome 300 year old coin !!
    ALLEN

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    Re: Coin 1703

    Didn't quite understand what Eggie meant by
    There are many of these coins, some people found hunderds in a year but 80-90% is to bad to keep in your collection.
    ...but...
    These are also known as Dutch Duits (pronounced Do-wee). Very cool coins. I have some similar in my collection (bought, not dug...wish I would have found them myself, as you did!) A very proud find!! Looking forward to more postst of your finds!!!

    Mojo
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  8. #8
    nl
    Feb 2009
    39

    Re: Coin 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Mojo_Risin
    Didn't quite understand what Eggie meant by
    There are many of these coins, some people found hunderds in a year but 80-90% is to bad to keep in your collection.
    ...but...
    These are also known as Dutch Duits (pronounced Do-wee). Very cool coins. I have some similar in my collection (bought, not dug...wish I would have found them myself, as you did!) A very proud find!! Looking forward to more postst of your finds!!!

    Mojo
    Hi, these type of coins are found a lot here fut the most of them are too bad en you can't read the words because the are flat.
    The ground is terrible heartburn by fertilisation and acid rain, the currencies oxidise as a result very fast.

  9. #9
    nl
    Jun 2007
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    Re: Coin 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by Eggie
    Here my best duit (copper in English?) from 1703. It is a 1/8 part of a 5 cent.
    From the state Gelria when Holland was a republic.
    This one is in very good state, normaly they are to bad to read.
    Nice Duit Eggie, yes it is hard to find one anymore in Holland in a condition where you can read the date!
    Much different than in 85 when I first started detecting. Then they came out of the ground in great condition,
    some of them had the condition of a newly minted coin! The 'acid' rain and more and more chemicals and
    fertilizers used on the fields have just ruined them. That is because of the wetness of the soil combined
    with the chemicals, if the soil was mostly dry they would have lasted longer.

    About the Duit, it is not a copper in English. A Duit was lowest value coin in Holland (in copper), and in the UK it
    was the equivalent of a farthing.

    8 Duiten were worth a 'Stuiver' 20 Duiten or 8 stuivers were worth a silver Gulden.
    In the 19th century some UK colonies also had the Stiver, which was a name derived from the Dutch Stuiver.

    There was also later a 4 Duit coin (also called a Plak because it was quite large) and a half 'Stuiver' which was
    worth 4 Duiten.

    The VOC (the United East Indian Company, the first multinational corporation in the world located in Holland)
    was so powerful back in the 17th century that they manufactured their own Duit coins. The Duiten were more valuable,
    4 in a Stuiver. Besides minting coins they could wage war, make treaties, and establish colonies without the Dutch
    Governments approval (just like it seems the modern multinationals!).
    West Friesland, Netherlands, www.wf4.nl

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    Re: Coin 1703

    306 year old coin? Nice, very nice!

  11. #11
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    Re: Coin 1703

    Very nice find
    Sometime's there's not a right way, or a wrong way.
    Sometime's there's only one way.

    Where there is no economy, people will create one.

    No one rule fit's all

    '' 17 Tons of Gold in New Mexico " Thread started in 2005.

 

 

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