west frisia 2 stuiver 1677

January 16, 2009 § 2 Comments

2-stuiver

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…bought this coin on eBay & it’s about the size of a dime & very thin.  It’s remarkable that this little bit of silver was minted 342 years ago during the late years of the Dutch Golden Age.  It is a 2 stuiver from West Frisia, or a Dubbele stuiver from West-Friesland.

 

a-musical-party-in-a-courtyard-1677

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Here’s a painting from the Dutch artist Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) from the National Gallery in London depicting a scene from daily life in 1677 Holland.

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