1790 COLONIAL NEW YORK PENNY DOUBLE DUTCH DUIT US COIN

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  • Sold Date: Apr 23, 2009
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1790 DUTCH NEW YORK (NEW AMSTERDAM)
TWO PENNY FROM UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS

HENRY HUDSON DISCOVERED MANHATTAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1609
AND EXPLORED MAINE, CAPE COD AND SAILED SOME DISTANCE UP
THE HUDSON RIVER, WHICH NOW BEARS HIS NAME. THE DUTCH
WOULD LATER CLAIM THIS AREA AND ESTABLISH A COLONY AS
NEW AMSTERDAM, THOUGH IT IS SAID THAT HUDSON HIMSELF
GAVE THE NAME STATEN ISLAND (DUTCH: STAATEN EYLANDT) TO
THAT PART OF WHAT IS NOW NEW YORK, IN HONOR OF THE
STATES-GENERAL OR PARLIAMENT OF THE NETHERLANDS.

The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC in Dutch,
literally "United East Indian Company") was a trading company, which was established in
1602, when the States-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry
out colonial activities in Asia. It was the first multinational corporation in the world and
the first company to issue stock. It was also arguably, the world's first megacorporation,
possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, negotiate
treaties, coin money, and establish colonies..

THESE COPPER CENTS KNOWN AS 'DUITEN' WERE A COMMON
SITE AROUND NEW YORK (NEW NETHERLAND) IN THE
18TH CENTURY. THE OBVERSE PICTURES TWO LIONS HOLDING
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