Larry G. writes: I have a 3 coins (1743, 1752, 1841) with a standing soldier holding a spear in his right hand and arrows in his left. The 1743 & 1752 coins have “par.cres.hol.concordia.res” (the 1841 coin has “parvae.crescunt.concordia.res” surround the soldier. The earlier rectangles contain “MO:ORD PROVIN FOEDER BELG.AD LEG.IMP”. Any idea what country issued or what unit value is represented or what market value they may have? Thanks for your thoughts.
The Design featuring a standing Knight that is holding a sword and bundle of arrows usually appears on the gold ducats and double ducats of Holland (Netherlands). That is also indicated by the abbreviated Latin legend you reported: MO: ORD PROVIN FOEDER BELG AD LEG. IMP (Money of the Provinces of the Belgian Federation according to the law of the Empire. (Other coins featuring this legend insert the abbreviated word “ARG” or silver to specify silver money.) Depending on grade (condition) and denomination these coins would bring from $400 – $2,000+ each.