Gelderland 1620 1/2 cavalier d'or Fr-241

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25187
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25187 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Gelderland. Gold 1/2 Cavalier d'Or 1620, MS63 NGC, very bright with bold details, highly elusive in mint state." Gelderland, along with several other Dutch provinces, issued gold ducats from the sixteenth century until the termination of the United Provinces by Napoleon in the 1790's. This type is recorded for 1608-25, 1641 and 1644 along with a cavalier d'or (KM 18).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5 g, .920 fine gold, .147 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-241; KM-17.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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