AMSTERDAM. 100ste Penning Anno 1699. red. The States of Holland and West Frisia were originally the representation of the two estates (Nobility and Commons) to the court of the Count of Holland with a history going back to at least 1428. After the United Provinces were formed (in 1581 and until1795) - and there no longer was a count, but only his "lieutenant" (the stadtholder) - they continued to function as the government of the County of Holland with Amsterdam as capital. This document was issued by the receiver of the States, Guillaume Pels, for an amount of 763 Dutch Pounds and 12 Schellingen/Shillings. He had received this sum, if we understand the text correctly, from the City of Amsterdam as collected money from the issue of bonds and life rents sold by the City. First time we see such a document, and of exceptionally early date. Rarity 12.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, CITY & STATE BONDS
Date: 2 February 1700
Startprice: € 500