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Restrike of Pernambuco, Brazil (Dutch administration), klippe 12 guilders, 1645, marked COPIA / SPAU

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Gold Start Price:700.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Restrike of Pernambuco, Brazil (Dutch administration), klippe 12 guilders, 1645, marked COPIA / SPAU
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850.00USD+ (148.75) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 May 01 @ 13:15UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Restrike of Pernambuco, Brazil (Dutch administration), klippe 12 guilders, 1645, marked COPIA / SPAULO IV CENT. KM-7.1 for original type. 7.4 grams. Among the rarest and most important gold coins of Brazil is a series of square (clipped) Dutch coins struck in Pernambuco in 1645-6 from African gold in denominations of 3, 6 and 12 guilders, of which no more than 50-60 specimens survive today, as they were largely melted when (or before) the colony fell to the Portuguese in 1654. Each coin bore the GWC monogram for the Dutch West India Company (the G standing for "Geoctroyeede," meaning chartered) below the denomination on one side and ANNO BRASIL and the date on the other side. This official restrike is a faithful replica and is fully lustrous Mint State, with minor edge-crack.