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Coin - 2 Guilders, Essequibo & Demerary, 1809 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18930

Summary:
2 Guilders, Issued by Essequibo & Demerary (Demerara), British Guiana (now Guyana), 1809
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The coins of the 1809 issue are poorly struck as this issue preceeded the Royal Mint upgrade by Boulton and Watt to steam power. The alloy is .816 fine silver with the balance of iron and zinc. 16,125 2 guilder coins were struck, they were withdrawn and melted in 1839 and the guilder coinage demonetized in 1900.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.157 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Guyana
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Essequibo & Demerary
DateEra: 1809 AD
Denomination: 2 Guilders
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: Within an open wreath of oak, 2; above, a crown; around, outside a line circle, COLONIES OF ESSEQUEBO & DEMARARY TOKEN 1809
Edge Description: Diagonal milling \\\\\
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Colony of Essequibo and Demerary, Guyana, 1809
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1809
Artist: Lewis Pingo
References: KM#7
Pridmore 7
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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