Austrian Netherlands 1750-R ducaton Dav-1280

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Jean Elsen sale 112, lot 735
Brabant 1750 ducaton rev JElsen 112-735.jpg
This specimen was lot 735 in Jean Elsen sale 112 (Brussels, March 2012) where it sold for € 140 ($219 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Marie-Thérèse (1740-1780), AR ducaton, 1750, Anvers. Droit: B. drapé et diad. à droite, avec pendant d'oreille. MAR· en début de lég. Revers: Ecu couronné sur une croix de Bourgogne. presque Très Beau. (Duchy of Brabant, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, silver ducaton of 1750, Antwerp mint. Obverse: draped, diademed bust with earring. Reverse: crowned arms with the cross of Burgundy behind. About very fine.)"
This type was struck in 1749-54 during the reign of Maria Theresia. The ducaton denomination was a holdover from Spanish rule in the seventeenth century and was replaced by the kronenthaler in 1755. The Austrians lost Belgium to Revolutionary France in 1797. After the fall of Napoleon in 1815, Belgium passed to the king of the Netherlands.

Recorded mintage: 285,000 for 1749-50.

Specification: silver, this specimen 33,10 g.

Catalog reference: W., 1116; Delm., 375; V.K., 49b; Dav-1280, KM 8.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 112, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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