1766, Netherlands, Holland. Silver 2 Stuivers Coin. VF
Mint Year: 1766
Denomination: 2 Stuivers (Double Wapenstuiver)
Obverse: Crowned shield with arms of Holland, splitting value (2-S) in fields.
Reverse: Rosette above province name, date and mint mark.
Legend: .*. / HOL / LAN / DIA . / 1766
Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by many Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands.
From the 10th century to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region, a county ruled by the Count of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the Dutch Republic.