COA 1753 New York Penny VOC Friesland Dutch Colonial Penny

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 26, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

New York Penny Dutch C olonial

1753 West Friesland VOC Copper Cent

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.

This coin is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity!

Dutch Colonial New York Penny

This amazing copper " Duit " coin was minted over 200 years ago and is similar to the ones used by the Dutch in the era when they bought the island of Manhattan (present-day New York City) for the equivalent of $24 in Dutch coins.

These were brought to the colonies by the Dutch when they settled in New Amsterdam , now New York. Because of that these are called New York pennies. This is an historical coin and it would make a great addition to your collection.

WEST FRIESLAND VOC

OBVERSE:

Crowned provincial arms of Friesland two lions

REVERSE :

Mintmark: Hen (Haan) above VOC monogram

Colonial New York Penny VOC Holland In the 1600’s, the “Golden Age” of Dutch
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