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Netherlands West Friesland Duit and Stuiver Coinage  1701 to 1794
Netherlands West Friesland Duit and Stuiver Coinage 1701 to 1794

That's the coat of arms of West Friesland in the Netherlands - a shield with two facing lions walking left - and the words WEST FRI SIA (or similar) get that point across. These were minted in copper duits and silver stuiver and 2 stuivers denominations, with 8 duits in 1 stuiver. Paul's coin is a 2 stuivers, with 2 S on the shield side, as shown in our secondary photo.

West Friesland is also known as North Holland. It is located (no surprise!) west of Friesland (see map).

The listings below give approximate catalog values for these coins with any special dates called out separately. Most coins carry low value unless they are in top-notch condition. The coins in our pictures are in average circulated condition with good eye appeal. The copper duit in our main picture comes from the collection of Arminius on the WorldofCoins.eu web site, one of our favorite forums on the Internet. The participant there are excellent numismatists (coin collectors), and CoinQuest thanks Arminius for use of his coin photo. It's a nice one!



DUIT (copper, ~22 mm diameter)
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $80
duits with inscription WEST FRISIA but with the coat of arms of Frieland, are worth more, cataloging over $100 in average circulated condition (the lions in Friesland's coat of arms look straight ahead; they look to their left in West Friesland's coat of arms, as shown in our pictures)
duits dated 1741 are rare, cataloging over $100 in average circulated condition

STUIVER (silver, ~15 mm diameter)
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $100

STUIVER (gold, ~15 mm diameter)
worn: $300 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $600
well preserved: $1200

2 STUIVERS (silver, ~20 mm diameter)
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50
2 stuivers dated before 1715 are somewhat rare; double these values

These are catalog values and must be adjusted to get actual buy and sell values. See our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 15222 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Paul Quish, Sat, 17-Aug-2013 21:16:08 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:47:59 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 06-Aug-2015 02:53:28 GMT
Requester description: 1790 west ( top line) FRI S I AE Other side has two lions under a crown in a crest with the denomination 2 S 2 S
Tags: netherlands west friesland duit stuiver dutch nederland holland nederlandsche netherland nederlandsch nederlandse nederlanden nederl neatherland nederlands holl ouest western wests line fri i ae two lions lion crown crest coat denomination 2 tiger cougar tigers crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera arms coats crests insignia crested creast shield wreath sprigs branch sia siae sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays branching branches branched stalk leaves leaf leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs

  

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