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      The duit was a Dutch coin equal to approximately two pfennig (being 1/160 of a guilder). It consisted of copper and was a milled coin.
      The example shown here is dated 1664. Duits were minted between 1657 and 1687 in the Dutch Republic of Utrecht. The coins measure between 21 and 22mm in diameter. On the obverse is an heraldic shield being supported by two lions and surmounted by a crown. The legend consists of one word: Utrecht. The reverse bears a four-leaf clover design, inside of which are the letters: CIV TRAIECT and the date 1664. This is an abbreviation of the words: Civitas Traiect, meaning "City of Utrecht".