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    A Genealogical Perspective of Dutch Coinage during the Republic (c1568-1795)

    "Until a little while ago the guilder (gulden) seemed such a normal institution that people really did not consider the historical background of this coin. Ordinary people began to realize this only when the Netherlands switched to the Euro. With the introduction of the Euro an important era in the history of our coinage was closed off, a history that has been described in a number of attractive publications. This transformation of the coin makes it clear that, although coins seem to be for all times, each era and each place had its own system of coinage."

    Genealogical Perspective of Dutch Coinage


    A Brief History of Groningen

    History of Groningen


    Dordrecht, oldest city of Holland

    "The first official written mention of Dordrecht dates from 980 A.D., where it is called 'Thuredriht', a name most likely referring to a ford - 'driht' or 'drecht' being an evolution of 'trajectum' - in a certain river 'Thure', no longer in existence, most likely part of the Voorstraat harbor also called the Old harbor, or for that matter near the dwelling of a fisherman, or whatever of that name. Even the old German thunder god 'Thor' has put forth a claim to the title. The name of the settlement, however, seems to have been in use for centuries before. Thor or Thur(e) - driht from the middle ages became Dordrecht. From the 10th century onward the Counts of Holland and their court often stayed at Dordrecht."

    History of Dordrecht


    A brief history of The Netherlands and coins - part 6

    "After Rudolf of Diepholt, bishop of Utrecht (1423-1455) died, duke Philips de Goede (Philip the good) of Burgondie made his basterd-son David of Burgondie the new bishop 1455 - 1496). The people of Utrecht and some important nobles in the diocese were not very happy with that choice. It led to new uprisings wich are known as "Hoekse and Kabeljauwse twisten". These are fights between the party of the "Hoeken" ("Hooks") and the party of the "Kabeljauwen" ("Cods")."

    The following links are only a part of the story, there are 10 parts altogether. If you wish to read them all, change the number in link - for example change 016 to 015 for part 5 or to 010 for part 1 etc.

    History - part 6

    History - part 7

    History - part 8

    History - part 9


    Numismania - a dutch homepage for the coin collector

    An excellent site for one who wishes to know about Dutch coinage. It has history, pics of the coins, mintage numbers, mints & their mint marks - it even has a price guide. Use the links on the left side of the page to navigate the site.



    The Ducat

    Now ya didn't think I could leave this out did ya ?

    In 1140 AD, Roger II of Sicily, Duke of Apulia, struck a coin in silver known as a ducat. It bore the inscription Sit tibi, Christe, datus, quem tu regis, iste ducatus - Lord, thou rulest this duchy, to thee be it dedicated - thus the name. Little did he know what it was that he had started, for the ducat was to become possibly the single most important coin the world has ever known.

    The Ducat


    Marc's World of Coins

    A site operated by a collector of Dutch coinage. He has some excellent pics and rather nice collection along with history and a lot more.

    Marc's World
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