Groningen-Ommelanden 1683 silver ducat Dav-4895

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24728
Groningen 1683 silver ducat rev H3030-24728.jpg
Künker sale 293, lot 2087
The first specimen was lot 24728 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Groningen & Ommeland. Provincial silver Ducat 1683, AU55 NGC, a handsome example of this very scarce type with the perfect blend of light to medium gray patina. The details are fully struck on both sides creating excellent eye appeal." The second specimen was lot 2087 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,483 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"NIEDERLANDE, GRONINGEN, Provinz. Silberdukat 1683. Feine Patina, winz. Schrötlingsriß, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Netherlands, province of Groningen, silver ducat of 1683. Fine patina, some edge defects, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Silver ducats were struck in most of the provinces that today make up the Netherlands. The basic type runs 1659-1794 but is listed for 1683 only from this province.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.25 g, .873 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Delm. 996 (R1); KM 41, Dav-4895.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • [2]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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