1 Stuiver Cayenne-stuiver - British Occupation

Features

Country Saint Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1809-1812
Value 1 Stuiver (1)
Composition Billon
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 156881
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References Scholt II# 1429b
C. Scholten; 1951. De munten van de Nederlandsche Gebiedsdelen Overzee 1601-1948. Jacques Schulman B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Obverse

French Guyana (Cayenne) 2 sous coin incused with closed 'S・E' and 'P' countermark

Lettering:
S・E
P

Reverse

Worn reverse of host coin

Comments

The 'cayenne stuiver' was a 2 sous coin minted in the West Indies (Colonie de Cayenne) by the French government, that was used on a lot of non-French islands in the region (including Saint Martin, Saint Bartholomew etc) as well.
According to Publication 15-12-1797 the 'Cayenne Stuivers' and similar coins,  were countermarked with the letters 'SE'. Smith Pierre dit Flamand was sworn in to make the stamps. On 23-1-1798 a new publication warned for counterfeits and stating that only the old marked, old plain, old Danish and Dutch Stuivers remained of value. Later, in 1809, these coins were marked again, this time with a 'P'.

This coin (Scholten 1429b) can be distinguished from Scholten 1428 by the dott between 'S' and 'E'; and from Scholten 1429a by the open 'S' and 'E'.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1809-1812)  Host coins 1809-1812

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