Dutch East Indies. VOC Duiten 1734/1790 (9 different ones)
Holland: 1734, 1752 and 1766
Zeeland: 1766, 1786 and 1790
Utrecht: 1781, 1784 and 1786
In the period 1594-1602 various so-called "companies from afar" traded in the East. These various independent companies were often involved in fierce competition between them, which was detrimental to profits. The government therefore decided to set up a single company. In 1602 the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) was created, which obtained the exclusive right to trade with Asia in the Netherlands.The V.O.C. ceased to exist in 1799.
The "companies from afar" traded with, among other things, Spanish reales (Spanish mats) that were even checked in Dordrecht and Middelburg. The later V.O.C. also used the reales and the Dutch gold and silver coins of high value that were also in circulation here. Examples of this are the gold ducats and silver lion dollars, riders and Rijksdaalders. When there was a great scarcity of coined money, permission was also given to export bars of gold and silver. Because of the need for change, shillings, double stuivers, stuivers and, since 1724, duiten, were later also brought to the east. This first shipment of coins was of the normal Dutch type from the mint in Dordrecht. A duit in Asia was worth ¼ stuiver instead of ⅛ stuiver, so it was worth double there. This invited an extensive illegal trade of money to Asia, so that it was soon decided to set up its own V.O.C. to make type. Only this own type was declared common. Most of these duits only have the coat of arms of the province where the duits were minted on the reverse and no further text. On the front is the V.O.C. monogram with the year underneath. This new type was first minted in 1726.
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