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fwo_533453 - ESSEQUIBO AND DEMERARY 1/8 Guilder Guillaume IV (1835/3) 1809

ESSEQUIBO AND DEMERARY 1/8 Guilder Guillaume IV  (1835/3) 1809  VF
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Type : 1/8 Guilder Guillaume IV (1835/3)
Date: 1809
Quantity minted : 91000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 816 ‰
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,89 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:.
Obverse description : portrait tête nue à droite de Guillaume IV.

Reverse


Reverse legend : UNITED COLONY OF DEMERARY & ESSEQUIBO // 1/4 // 1835.
Reverse description : couronne et deux rameaux.

Commentary


Variété avec date 1835/3.

Historical background


ESSEQUIBO AND DEMÉRARA

(1814-1831)

Essequibo and Demerara is a Dutch colony founded in 1616 on the northeast coast of South America. In 1782-1783, she was briefly occupied by the French before being restored to the Dutch West Indies Company. From 1796 it was occupied by the English. In 1814, it became a British colony. In 1831, it is attached to the colony of Berbice to form British Guiana.

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