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Friday July 13, 2012 12:56 AM
It was minted in Dordrecht - province Holland , and it was used in the Netherlands in circulation.
these (second) types were minted between 1672 - 1793, and also minted in gold (3,5 gram) used as a new years gift.(non circulation)KM 48a
(first type (1614-1670) is about the same, but with a bigger Lion on the obverse without the crown)
the name Holland is a bit confusing, before 1806 it ment the province of Holland , which is nowadays called the province Zuid-Holland. (South Holland)
nowadays there is also the province of Noord-Holland , which was formerly known as the province West Frisia.
after Napoleon occupied the Netherlands , he installed his brother as King of Holland (1806-1810)
the name of the province Holland was now used for all the provinces of the Netherlands.
after the defeat of Napoleon, the son of Stadholder Willem the V was declared , King of the Netherlands an installed as King Willem the first of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
and the name Holland was once again used as a name of a province, although the Netherlands is also known abroard as Holland.
collector of Indonesian-Dutch-and US paper money & Shipwreck coins