5 Stuiver or ¼ Gulden Leiden Seige Coin
drs Bouke Jan van der Veen writes:
"With interest I read the correction for the description of the Leiden siege coins of 1574.
"Arent Pol and I did an overall and complete research in all the original archives from Leiden 1573-1575 to complete the story of what
is called "the first paper-money" so, it is not "paper-money"... it is coinage !! Please neglect all other "research"
on this paper coins and even the silver Leiden coins !! (Even the descriptions in the new Van der Wis/Passon catalogue Catalogus van de
Nederlandse munten are far from useful i.e. completely wrong). One of the reasons is not their mistake; our research is not widely published ...
only in a book for sale after our presentation and lecture for the 3 october commemoration 2007.
"It's also very useful to know that the original dies 1574 are kept in Leiden museum "De Lakenhal"
"Maybe it is an idea to translate the complete text of our research results in English ; then there is a complete version in English that can
be used "internationally". The reasons for this project are clear ; there is too often, to many nonsense buzzing around. But where and how
can we do this, do you have suggestions?"
Leiden emergency money 1 gulden split apart
Perhaps our readers will have suggestions, but certainly a translation into English would be a good first step - it could then be published online
or in book form. It's very interesting to learn that the coin dies still exist.
I passed this along to my friend Dr. Lawrence Korchnak who is writing a book on siege coins. -Editor
Larry Korchnak writes:
I concur with van der Veen's take on Leiden's paper coins. And, as a serious collector of siege money, I would welcome their research in
English. In my effort to produce a comprehensive English language catalogue on siege coins, my research yielded a paucity of quality information
regarding the Leiden issues. I will certainly purchase their book.
Below are links to our previous articles on the topic. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
QUERY: TERM FOR PAPER PRESSED INTO COIN FORM SOUGHT
THE EARLIEST PAPER MONEY ISSUED DURING A SIEGE
TRUTH AND FICTION OF THE 1574 LEYDEN SIEGE COINS
THE EMERGENCY MONEY OF LEIDEN
Wayne Homren, Editor
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