Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Tickets and Passes, Historical and Art Medals, Numismatic Books and Banknotes (24 & 25 June 2003)
Date of Auction: 24th & 25th June 2003
Sold for £42,000
Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
Sotheby Auction, 24 November 1972, lot 1;
Schulman Auction 286 [Amsterdam], September 1987, lot 483 [bt by Spink];
Dave Perry, USA, March 1989 [as footnoted in KM];
H. Walls Collection, Paul Bosco Auction 18 [New York], 4 August 1997, lot 123.
To combat a local shortage of silver coin in the Dutch Indies, pieces to the value of 12, 24 and 48 stuivers were cast locally to a lighter standard, the 48 stuivers being equal to seven-eighths of a lion daalder. The first round silver coins made anywhere in the Orient, they were withdrawn from circulation in 1647.
See Colour Plate II