Netherlands 1803 silver ducat

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Jean Elsen sale 133, lot 1346
This specimen was lot 1346 in Jean Elsen sale 133 (Brussels, June 2017), where it sold for €80 (about US$106 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, De Bataafse Republiek (1795-1806), AR zilveren dukaat, 1803, Utrecht. Met kort zwaard. Vlekjes. Zeer Fraai. (Batavian republic, 1795-1806, silver ducat of 1803, Utrecht mint, with short sword. 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 contrived 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: 6,282,870 (includes Utrecht, Holland and Gelderland for 1795-1806).

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

Catalog reference: Sch. 72b; 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 133, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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