Netherlands 1806 silver ducat Dav-225
This specimen was lot 1457 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS. Riksdaalder, 1806. Utrecht Mint. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. Brilliant surfaces. Remarkably choice for type." 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. This type is listed for 1801-06 (republic), 1806-08 (Louis Napoleon) and 1815-16 (William I).
Recorded mintage: 580,035 (includes KM-25).
Specification: 28.08 g, .868 fine silver, 783 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Sch-70a; Delm-982, KM 10.4, Dav-225.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.