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1794 Dollar at the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam

ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

I was in Amsterdam a couple weeks ago and saw this at the Rijks Museum there.
Sorry about the crappy lighting, the lights were right above the display would glare on the glass if I didn't block them.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was there a display informational placard to put it in context? Peace Roy

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Was there a display informational placard to put it in context? Peace Roy

    Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of that. I think it was a display of different coins from various nations, all large silver. I think there was a Crown and 8 Real in the group too. This display was in the library overlook.

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    BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    “Found” the same coin a few years ago and wrote about it. It has a tag in the corner of the case stating simply “America’s First Dollar”. It was a highlight of my visit there along with the multitude of Old Master paintings.

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    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.

    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That would be nice to see

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    Very nice! Are those lines adjustment marks?

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,906 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like adjustment (file) marks @ColonelKlinck

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2022 10:11PM

    Among my various hobbies, I also enjoy fine art. In college (over 50 years ago) my first introduction to fine art was the course “Art History”. I was fascinated, and still have the textbook (about six pounds or so) called History of Art by Janson. I’ve been to Amsterdam twice, and each time spent a couple of hours in the Rijks Museum (aka the Rembrandt Museum). Absolutely phenomenal!

    Thanks for bringing back those memories!


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    tcollectstcollects Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭

    My totally uninformed guess is that coin is in the to 10-20 condition census for the date. Looks great.

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    mbogomanmbogoman Posts: 5,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was there a month ago and saw it too. Quite surprised. Your picture through the glass was probably obscured by the drool marks I left... ;)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coin.... and the magical 1794 date.... Cheers, RickO

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