Holland 1693 silver ducat Dav-4898

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Jean Elsen sale 123, lot 1296
Holland JE 123-1296r.jpg
This specimen was lot 1296 in Jean Elsen sale 123 (Brussels, December 2014), where it sold for €80 (about US$116 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, HOLLAND, Provincie, AR zilveren dukaat, 1693, Droit: Staande ridder nue radié met zwaard en provinciewapen. Revers: Gekroond Generaliteitswapen. Einde muntplaat. Krasjes op kz. Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands, province of Holland, silver ducat of 1693. Obverse: standing knight with sword and shield; reverse: crowned arms of the Generality. Slightly out of round, scratches on reverse, very fine.)"
Silver ducats from the Holland are not listed as rare but this is the first one we have been able to obtain. The type is listed for 1659-70 (Dav-4896), 1672-95 (Dav-4898) and 1735-1800 (Dav-1840).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27,96 g.

Catalog reference: Verk., 47, 4; Delm., 969; CNM 2.28.80, KM 52, Dav-4898.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 123, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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