Netherlands 1801 silver ducat

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Jean Elsen price list 250, lot 1173
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This specimen is lot 1173 on Jean Elsen price list 250 (Brussels, Oct/Dec 2009), where it was offered at €125 (about US$185). The catalog description noted,
"NEDERLAND, De Bataafse Republiek (1795-1806), AR zilveren dukaat, 1801, Utrecht. Zeer Fraai" (Netherlands, Batavian Republic (1765-1806), silver ducat, Utrecht mint, very fine.)
In 1795 the revolutionary armies of France invaded and occupied the United Provinces and reorganized it into the puppet Batavian Republic, which survived until 1806, when Napoleon installed his brother Louis on the newly created throne of the Kingdom of Holland, which lasted only until 1810. After Napoleon's fall in 1814, William I, of the old house of Orange, was made king.

Recorded mintage: 253,925 (includes Utrecht, Holland and Gelderland).

Specification: 28.07 g, .868 fine silver, 40 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: Sch-70a; Delm-982, KM 10.4, Dav-225.


  • Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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