Singapore 2 Stuivers imitation, "1786 Utrecht" and "Holland 1791" (1834-36). Birmingham Mint.
Reference Prid-14; SS-19 imitation; cf. KM-48 (for prototype).
Composition: German silver (a mixture of bronze, nickel and zinc).
It is an interesting and scarce imitation edition. These colonial Dutch types were introduced around 1834-36. They were withdrawn from circulation again in 1844. The East India Company's refusal to accept that its eastern settlements were located in dollar territory and its subsequent failure to issue a currency suited to the demands of trade in Singapore and the Malay Archipelago resulted in the production of such “Singapore Merchant Tokens”, which served as a medium of exchange in the neighboring region. Tokens imitating the Dutch European Silver Two Stuivers belong to the main group of the Singapore Merchant Tokens, the official currency for Sumatra and Singapore.
Quality approx. UNC. Beautiful copies with the original mint luster.
Quality indications are the seller's own interpretation. See photos for your own impression.
- Year/Period and Variation
- 2 Stuivers-imitatie, "1786 Utrecht" en "Holland 1791" - 4 stuks