125 years Royal Dutch Numismatic Society

On 16th and 17th June 2017 the Royal Dutch Numismatic Society celebrated its 125-year anniversary in Utrecht. A two day conference was held with speakers on a variety of subjects.

The members of the society were presented with a medal in bronze and the book “Canon van ons geld”, an overview of 50 items connected to Dutch numismatic history.



De canon van ons geld

The Leeuwengroten of the County of Holland

Once again, we are pleased to announce the publication of the latest in our on-going series of papers regarding the medieval leeuwengroot, or gros au lion coins. Until now, the leeuwengroten of the County of Holland have never been properly or adequately documented (including the well-known works on Holland coins by v.d. Chijs and Grolle)

Also included in the report are the fractional coins (i.e. 1/2 groten etc.), insofar as is possible.

The report can be found on Academia via this link Holland Leeuwengroten report

The Coins of the Dokkum (Klaarkamp) Hoard (1932)

The Coins of the Dokkum (Klaarkamp) Hoard (1932)

Together with fellow researcher Paul Torongo we have published our report on an old coin hoard.
The hoard was discovered in 1932 in Dokkum in the northern part of the Netherlands on the site of a former monastery (Klaarkamp). The coins were transferred to the local museum in the 70’s but never fully described until now. This report is part of our bigger research on the medieval gros compagnon au lion also know as leeuwengroot or lion groat.

It can be viewed at Academia.edu The Coins of the Dokkum (Klaarkamp) Hoard (1932)

Gros au lion, Flanders,

Gros au lion, Flanders,

Gros au lion, Flanders

Gros au lion, Flanders

New book published – Collecting Medieval Coins: A Beginner’s Guide by Paul A. Torongo

Last week a new book came out – Collecting Medieval Coins: A Beginner’s Guide – by long time collector of medieval coins, Paul Torongo.
Paul has worked on this book for years with the objective to give collectors who are new to medieval coins a guide on what they can encounter when entering this area. Collecting medieval coins is often treated without great detail when coin collecting is discussed in general.

The book gives an overview of the varied field of medieval numismatics with full colour images of coins. It is not an extensive catalogue of all European medieval coins, but it gives a cross-section of what is out there.
The value of the book is on collecting medieval coins and offers information on various aspects of collecting medieval coins, including the minting process, minting policies, buying medieval coins, lettering, identifying, preservation, photographing and grading of medieval coins (grading is quite different compared to grading modern coins).

Medieval numismatics is characterised by a long time frame (c. 500 to 1500 AD), fragmented geography, varied coinages and coin types, specialist studies and hard to find literature, lack of contemporary resources and often coins that are difficult to find or to identify. All things that might daunt the beginning collector. This book offers a usefull guide to the beginning but also the advanced collector to start and enjoy collecting medieval coins. The book might turn out to be a must have for every collector of medieval coins.

For more information and ordering this book:
Collecting Medieval Coins: A Beginner’s Guide

Collecting Medieval Coins: A Beginner’s Guide

Publication Date: Aug 22, 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 1492172022 / 9781492172024
Page Count: 386
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Language: English
Full Color

Record auction result for Netherlands 25 cents 1817

Wednesday 14th till 17th November the MPO (Munten- en Postzegel Organisatie) held their auction of coins, medals and banknotes.

A record was set for a rare Dutch 25 cents 1817 struck under king Willem I. This 25 cents (kwartje in Dutch) was the first of its type after the French occupation of the Netherlands. Decision to strike these coins was made in 1816 and in 1817 the first trial strikes were made. The results were not satisfying and the trials were recalled to be destroyed. A few survived and one of them was auctioned Friday 16th November.

The hammer price was EURO 62.000. With the auction costs and VAT the total for the buyer was EURO 76.260. According to the auction house a record for a coin of Dutch origin.

The coin can be seen in the online catalog
www.mpo.nl. MPO auction 36, Lot no. “>1470
25 Cent 1817.U (Utrecht mint) (Sch. 284a / KM 48) – FDC / RRR.
Start bid EUR 20.000, result EURO 62.000

First post!

This is my first post on my blog!
Allnumis created a blog for me to post about collecting coins. Thanks!

I’m Raymond and live in the Netherlands. I collect medieval & world coins and mainly focus on the Netherlands and crusader coins. Meeting other collectors on fairs, coin clubs and online is what I enjoy about collecting. Exchanging coins, ideas, research info and use of new technology makes this hobby much fun.

I will be posting about my ways through the collectors life in the Netherlands and hopefully share ideas with you and learn from each other.