Deventer 1698 silver ducat Dav-4917
This specimen was lot 35900 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "Deventer. Provincial silver Ducat 1698 MS62 NGC. A broad crown featuring an armored knight and the crowned lion shield. Boldly-struck centers with some areas of weakness surrounding the legends. Even so, a choice representative from this one-year type." This type is noted for 1698 only. It is not priced higher than contemporary German thalers (the Netherlands left the Empire in 1648) but it normally comes wretchedly struck.
Recorded mintage: 126,000.
Specification: 28.25 g, .873 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 92, Davenport-4917.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
- Delmonte, A., Le Bénélux D'or, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman N.V., 1964, with supplements to 1977.
- van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.