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    1623                           Lion Dollar - West Frisia

    Obverse:  MO · ARG · PRO · CON       FOE · BELG · WESTF
    Reverse:  CONFIDENS · DNO · NON · MOVETVR · 1623 ·

    Weight:  414.7 g   (26.87 grams)                  Diameter:  41.6 mm

    Comments:  On both sides several of the letters appear to have been overstruck in the die. Also, on the obverse the stop between PRO and CON shows a break that runs into the C. The legend is in abbreviated Latin. It has been translated in the introduction to this section. This is a well struck example.

    Provenance:  Acquired through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA auction of November 16, 1996, lot 392.



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    1643                             Lion Dollar - Gelderland

    Obverse:  MO · ARG · PRO · CO       FOE · BELG · GEL ·
    Reverse:  CONFIDENS · DNO · NON · MOVET[VR ·] 1643 ·

    Weight:  417.4 g   (27.4 grams)                  Diameter:  41.6 mm

    Comments:  This coin shows less doubling of the letters than the previous example. There is a planchet crack on the reverse at 11:00 o'clock.

    Provenance:  Acquired through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA auction of April 20, 1996, lot 347.


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