Lot Archive


№ 470


26 June 1996

Hammer Price:

Netherlands, Recognition of the Independence of the United States of America by Frisia, 1782, silver medal by B.C. van Calker, Frisian greets maiden in Indian costume, another figure standing behind, reverse arms of West Frisia above 8-line legend, 44mm (Betts 602; v.L. Suppl. 572; BDM I, 238; cf. BDW 4, 208). Good very fine, rare (£180-200)

Friesland was the first state of the Dutch Republic to officially recognise the United States, and the ambassador John Adams, on 26 February 1782