Holland - Dukaton or silver rider 1734 from '’t Vliegent Hart' - silver
Nearly Extremely Fine.
Originating from the VOC ship ’t Vliegent Hart, which sank before the coast of Zeeland on the evening of February 3rd, 1735, after having left the roadstead of Rammekens at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, headed for Batavia. The name was probably thought up by the mayor of Vlissingen, Johan van Buytenhem, who, among other things, had a deer in his family crest. It was a so-called "spiegelretourschip", built by order of the "Chamber of Zeeland" on the Korendijk shipyard in Middelburg. The length was 43.70 metres, width 10.90 metres and it was equipped with 42 cannons. There were 256 people on board, among whom were 83 soldiers and 6 civilian passengers, including the famous lawyer Jan Douw who was to take up a position at the court of justice in Batavia. On board were three treasure chests with 31,800 guilders in gold coins and 35,012 guilders in silver coins. In 1982, a large part of this cargo was salvaged.
The coin is packaged in the coin set 'Het Vliegend Hart' issued by the Royal Mint in collaboration with Theo Peters numismatics. Mintage is 500 sets, of which only a few with a Holland Dukaton.
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- Netherlands - Holland
- Nominal Value
- FDC set
- Year/Period and Variation
- 1997 met Dukaton/ Zilveren Rijder 1734 (slechts enkele met een Dukaton Holland)
- Precious metals
- No. of items
- Extremely fine