- With the same diameter as the original coin from 1786!
- Strictly limited issue, only 10 pieces!
- In Royal Leerdam Crystal coin holder
- With numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The Royal Dutch Mint proudly presents the Official Restrike of the original Utrecht “Scheepjesschelling” from 1786! The coin is struck in impeccable Proof-quality.
The “schelling” is a Dutch coin type which has been around in many varieties. The Scheepjesschelling was brought into circulation in 1670 because many inferior pieces were in circulation of previous varieties of the coin. It had a nominal value of six stuivers (5 cent coins). The name of the Scheepjesschelling is derived from its use in trades. The coin was mostly used internationally. The obverse therefore depicts a ship: “scheepje” in Dutch!
The gold restrike – Piedfort Edition has the same diameter as the original Utrecht Scheepjesschelling, but is twice as thick. Traditionally, Piedfort coins were used as a way of showing wealth and power. In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, rulers across Europe started the tradition of giving “prestige pieces” to members of their court. Nowadays, Piedfort coins are real collector’s items. This gold restrike of the Scheepjesschelling is twice as thick and therefore twice as special! It is limited to only 10 pieces worldwide, so don’t miss out!
The obverse of the Scheepjesschelling depicts a warship with a flag on the stern. The inscription reads “CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT” which may be translated as Unity makes Strength. The reverse shows the province weapon of Utrecht and the inscription “MO:NO:ARG:ORDIN:TRAIECT”: MONETA NOVA ARGENTEA ORDINUM TRAIECTUM. It means New silver coin of Utrecht.
In beautiful crystal coin holder
The gold restrike of the Scheepjesschelling is displayed in a unique crystal coin holder, developed in collaboration with Royal Leerdam Crystal. Two pieces of crystal, connected by waves, bring the coin to life. When you look inside, the ship on the obverse is actually sailing the seas! The beautiful coin holder gives the restrike an extra dimension and can be beautifully displayed in your home. The issue comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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