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3 Netherlands Lion Daalders from the Dr. Patrick Tan Collection


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The details on this, especially the lions head on the reverse and the knight's right hand on the obverse, are quite amazing IMHO.....

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I was saving these for the "How Far Back Can We Go" thread but here's a sneak peek.....

 

A 1638 from Utrecht in super condition.....

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And a 1638 from West Friesland with a fierce lion and turnip mintmark for Marianne. :ninja:

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I agree lovely design. :ninja:

It is kind of similar to the rampant lion of Scotland.

Or the Bohemian lion...

Anyway, the name of the romanian currency (Leu = Lion) is derivated from these particular Lion Thalers, these coins were largerly circulated in Moldavia and Wallachia during XVII and XVIII centuries. This coin is a "must have" of the every Romanian collector.

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Or the Bohemian lion...

Anyway, the name of the romanian currency (Leu = Lion) is derivated from these particular Lion Thalers, these coins were largerly circulated in Moldavia and Wallachia during XVII and XVIII centuries. This coin is a "must have" of the every Romanian collector.

 

The details on the knights face on your 1616 West Friesland daalder are amazing, what a great strike. The face on my Westy is pretty much just a blob... ;)

 

Wanna trade? :ninja:

 

Didn't these circulate pretty much world wide as trade dollars? Most of the ones you see offered for sale are really worn.

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A 1608, very nice Marianne.

Yet another daalder with fantastic details on the knight's face.

 

Why is the turnip mintmark missing? :ninja:

 

Save that for the "How Far Back Can We Go" thread which is currently frozen in time...

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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. ;)

 

The things I learn from you.

 

I still think it's a turnip though. Perhaps a sweet potato? :ninja:

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