Kampen 1659 ducaton Dav-4945

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Kunker sale 264, lot 1938
This specimen was lot 1938 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €200 (about US$259 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CAMPEN Stadt. Dukaton (Silberner Reiter) 1659. RR Attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, kl. Prägeschwäche, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (city of Kampen, ducaton or silver rider of 1659. Rare, attractively toned, lightly cleaned, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This fairly common ducaton is listed for 1659-80 with various mint marks. A very rare double ducaton (Dav-A4945) exists.

Recorded mintage: 207,715 for 1659-60.

Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4945; Delm. 1039 (R1); Purmer Ka 34. KM-54.


  • 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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.

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