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    1596 Dutch Colonies, VF30
    Rare Betts-16 Silver Medal

    1596 Dutch Colonies in India, Brazil, and Saint Thomas VF30 NGC. Betts-16. Silver. VF. 55 mm, 57.3 gm. Medal turn. Hebrew JEHOVAH in clouds over port city on horizon, sea god Neptune rides sea monster in foreground, Latin legend May Neptune's Kingdoms Prosper under Fortunate Stars. Reverse presents Arms of Frisia surrounded by small shields and names of seven Dutch port cities: Alckmaar, Hoorn, Enckhuysen, Medemblick, Edam, Monickendam, and Purmerend. The Dutch first invaded the province of Bahia in 1624 and occupied the broader Northeast coast of Brazil from 1630 to 1654, controlling the production and extraction of sugar and "Pau Brasil" wood. Medals to celebrate the Dutch successes in South America were struck during this period. An unblemished midgrade gunmetal-gray and golden-brown representative. Rotated double struck.

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