Netherlands 1807 silver ducat

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photo courtesy Wm. Rosenblum

This specimen was lot 272 in a recent Wm. Rosemblum mail bid sale (December 2010). 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 the Netherlands. This type, similar to the Batavian Republic issue, was minted 1806-08 for Louis and is considerably scarcer. The SCWC calls this coin a rijksdaalder and notes that it was worth 2½ gulden. After Napoleon's fall in 1814, William I, of the old house of Orange, was made king.

Recorded mintage: 151,000.

Specification: 28.08 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 25, Sch-122, Dav-225.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • 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.

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