CATALOG: DUGN-3397 SILVER, VAN LOON I 480/470. BEAUTIFUL OLD WORLD PATINA OF GLISTENING GOLDS, STORM BLUES, SUNSET ORANGES ALL MIXED WITH ANCIENT COIN SILVER GRAYS! STUNNING MIRROR LIKE FIELDS THAT REFLECTIVELY RADIATE A LOVELY HEAVENLY GLOW! Year of the Lord 1596.Urtle (representing the perseverance of the people). "For the States of Utrecht". Ecu with the Arms of the State of Utrecht. Minted in both copper and silver, with the silver pieces being special limited strikings for dignitaries and other prominent and influential members of the states. The Treaty of the Utrecht Union (Unie van Utrecht) is signed on January 23, 1579 in Utrecht, between a dozen provinces of the northern Netherlands who want to separate from the Spanish Netherlands for religious reasons, religious freedom and Calvinism against Catholicism, and political, to throw off the yoke of Philip II of Spain. During the following year, several additional provinces, and many city-states also join the treaty. This marks the independence of the Republic of the United Provinces, proclaimed on July 26, 1581 by the Act of the Hague. This independence of the Seventeen Provinces, however, will not be recognized by Spain until after the'Eighty Years War', in 1648, upon the Peace of Münster.
MANY MORE REALLY COOL & HISTORIC OFFERINGS, See other items. The item "RARE FINEST & ONLY @ PCGS & NGC MS63 1596 NETHERLAND UTRECHT SILVER MEDAL TONED" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Netherlands". The seller is "boonebark" and is located in Ceres, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands, Canada.