Netherlands 1807 ducat Fr-325

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Sincona sale 18, lot 2980
This specimen was lot 2980 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Dukat 1807. Utrecht. Sehr schön. (Batavian Republic, ducat of 1807, Utrecht mint, very fine.)"
Louis Napoleon was briefly the ruler of the Kingdom of Holland 1806-10. When he showed signs of independent thinking, his brother Napoleon evicted him and annexed the kingdom to the empire of France. The straight 7 in the date identifies this specimen as a Utrecht product.

Recorded mintage: about 622,000 struck at Utrecht (shown here) and 1,940,000 struck in Russia.

Specification: 3.43 g, .983 fine gold, .108 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.41 g.

Catalog reference: Schulman 119. Fr-325, KM 26.2.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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