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  • Denomination

    • gulden
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Coat of arms: shield with lion rampant, holding sword and arrows; crown above.
    (reverse) Ship.

  • State

    • Batavian Republic
  • Authority

  • Date

    • 1802
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 10.7 grammes
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    6 September 2010

    Treatment proposal

    Clean & stabilise as necessary


    Uneven tarnish. Blotches and, in many cases, one side more tarnished than other.

    Treatment details

    Immersed in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and brushed with a soft natural bristle brush.Immersed in Hotel silver dip (acidified thiourea) and brushed with a toothbrush to remove all tarnish. Rinsed in tap water and dried on inert tissue. Polished using Goddards long term silver cloth.

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  • Department

    Coins & Medals

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  • Additional IDs

    • HSBC.1896 (Money Gallery Exhibited)
Silver coin.

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