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marianne

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  1. New Year's Eve bump. I'm waiting for hiho to cave and buy a 1647.
  2. I'm in. This is a great way to get rid of all those pesky Walking Liberties.
  3. Don't be too hard on him. He was Unready. Lovely coin, YOC!
  4. Jan Knol (aka Jan Turnip) was the only mintmaster to use the turnip mark, from 1715-1741. The mark on your 1638 daalder does resemble a turnip, but... it's actually a fleur de lis.
  5. Thanks, Bill. If bad influences are good for me, I may live to be 120.
  6. Your wife probably knew what she was getting herself into. I'm more concerned about your offspring. You'd better not be encouraging anyone else to buy up Westfrisian coins, buster.
  7. For me? You shouldn't have! Those are beauties, hiho. Here's one sans root vegetable:
  8. Here's another 1677, a Denmark 2 skillings.
  9. Fellow CP denizen hiho backed away from the auction for this 1622 Westfriesland rijksdaalder when he learned I'd been draw to it. He is a chivalrous person and a terrible influence. It weighs 28.72 gr and is 42 cm in diameter. There are a few weirdnesses on the reverse that puzzle me, like the line running from the bottom of the "C" at 8 o'clock and that trailing line of silver over the "16." Maybe it was just a sloppy hammering job? There's certainly lots of doubling. The daalder equalled 30 stuivers. In 1622, an unskilled worker made 12 stuivers a (long) day, while artisans m
  10. See? Nemesis. That's a very kind offer, even if you're undermining my moral fiber. But I have an idea. I'll send you a pm. Meanwhile... we're still waiting for a 1685.
  11. Good point! I do have some magpie in me, but the coins I want to sell are mostly dupes. My excuse for procrastinating has been my mediocre macro photography skills.
  12. A while back, I swore to myself that I wouldn't buy any more coins until I'd sold some. I've avoided temptation by staying away from active auction listings. But... a couple of days ago, I peeked. And the very coin you mention immediately caught my eye. It's the only item on my watch list. I will be strong. Really. Hiho, you are -- in the nicest possible way -- my nemesis.
  13. Westfriesland daalder of 30 stuivers. Tilt your head 30 degrees to the left to view the reverse correctly. This is one of my favorite coins for its tactile qualities. It fits perfectly in my palm, is smooth, and has a nice weight.
  14. Here's a 1687 1 gulden from Deventer, in the Netherlands. I'll hold off on my 1686 for a while.
  15. That was an interesting year for West Friesland coinage, thanks to the wily Dirk Bosch. I'm looking forward to seeing it. Lovely avatar, btw.
  16. marianne

    Dutch or German?

    Palisade, lion, and oranges. The Dutch trifecta.
  17. marianne

    Dutch or German?

    Steunpenningen were issued to raise money for the victims of wars and natural disasters -- in this case, WWI. It was designed by J.C. Wienecke. And I like it.
  18. Connecticut is my favorite. It's ornate without being cluttered. Most amusing would have to be Montana, because I can't see it without thinking the state nickname is "Big Skull Country."
  19. ^^^^ Another great medal. Was Marianne an exchange student?
  20. I don't think you can blame my family for orange carrots, but my forebears did take the string out of the stringbean. My new avatar is a medal designed by Louis Bottée. It's not mine, but I might give in to a streak of megalomania and get me one. That's Marianne, the allegorical symbol of the French Republic. She tends to have extraordinary headgear. Here's a link to some others: http://www.hobonickels.org/marianne.htm
  21. Sorry! Too many botanists in my family. The turnip is a taproot, and the one on the Westfriesland duit has a rakish look.
  22. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ;) Look at that jaunty taproot. How did these coins retain such pristine surfaces for 269 years? I am decidedly green.
  23. You are going to be a terrible influence on me. That's a beauty. Yes, the 1739 duits are made of both Swedish and Dutch copper, the latter from the Veluwe in Gelderland. So... it's been you who has thwarted me at every turn! And Ola is the "retired civil servant" with an amazing collection. Now I have "It's a small world after all" stuck in my head, and I hope you feel terribly guilty about that. I can use that to my advantage.
  24. What a coincidence - I've been looking for 1739 Westfriesland duits, and a seller in Sweden has offered a few gorgeous ones over the last couple of years. I was outbid. I wonder if they were from that same hoard. Most of the copper used to make those duits came from Sweden, too. I'm prepared to be jealous.
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