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Coin Production in the Low Countries: Fourteenth Century to the Present.


Jaco Zuijderduijn ,

Lund University, SE
About Jaco

Jaco Zuijderduijn (1976) is Associate Professor at the Department of Economic History of Lund University, in Sweden. He is the author of ‘Medieval Capital Markets: Markets for ‘Renten’, State Formation and Private Investment in Holland (1300-1550)’, as well as numerous articles on the development of financial and economic institutions in pre-modern Europe. Among his current research interests are pre-modern pensions and old age in history.

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Rombert Stapel,

International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL
About Rombert

 Rombert Stapel (1983) works as a postdoc at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. He defended his dissertation, titled ‘The Late Fifteenth-Century Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order: Manuscripts, Sources, and Authorship’ in 2017. His current research interests include the history of labour relations between 1500 and 2000 and related socioeconomic subjects, with a general focus on North West Europe in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. He has a strong interest in the spatial aspects of that research and works intensively with GIS (Geographic Information System).

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Jan Lucassen

International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL
About Jan

Jan Lucassen (1947) studied history at Leiden University and obtained his Ph.D at Utrecht University in 1984. In 1988 he joined the International Institute of Social History where until ultimo 2000 he acted as Research Director, and since then he was Senior Research Fellow and from 2012 Honorary Fellow. From 1990 until his mandatory retirement in 2012 he was professor of ‘International and Comparative Social History' at the Free University in Amsterdam. In 2004 he became an ordinary member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main research interests are comparative global labour history, including labour migrations, craftsmen's and journeymen's guilds, labour relations and the monetization of remunerations. His empirical research concerns Europe and India.

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The new dataset and web application ‘Coin Production in the Low Countries: fourteenth century to the present’ provides scholars with user-friendly access to mintmasters’ accounts going back to the Middle Ages. They give insight into the production of legal tender (within the Low Countries and occasionally elsewhere as well), and provide access to such variables as regional production figures and coin denominations. This data article provides an introduction to the sources as well as the dataset, and suggests how the latter might contribute to new research into long-run economic and social history.

How to Cite: Zuijderduijn, J., Stapel, R. and Lucassen, J., 2018. Coin Production in the Low Countries: Fourteenth Century to the Present.. TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History, 15(2-3), pp.69–88. DOI:
Published on 07 Dec 2018.
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