1 Stuiver "Cayenne-stuiver" Countermark S.Es and C13

Features

Issuer Saint Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1809-1812
Value 1 Stuiver
Composition Billon
Weight 1.8 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, Countermarked
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
156901
References Scholt II# 1430,
C. Scholten; 1951. De munten van de Nederlandsche Gebiedsdelen Overzee 1601-1948. Jacques Schulman B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.
CNO# 74.6
Tom Passon; 2022. Catalogus van de Munten van de Nederlandse Gebieden Overzee : Vanaf 1601 tot Heden. self-published, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Obverse

French Guyana (Cayenne) 2 sous coin incused with countermarks closed 'SE' and 'S' in subscript and 'P' (C13)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SEs
P

Unabridged legend:
Sint Eustatius
Pierre

Reverse

Worn reverse of host coin with countermark in excuse

Script: Latin

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'.

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

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