Netherlands 1810 ducat Fr-322
The first specimen was lot 40301 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS. Kingdom of Holland. Ducat, 1810. NGC MS-64." The second specimen was lot 21628 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description noted, "Kingdom. Gold Ducat 1810, MS62 NGC, flashy mint brilliance with prooflike surfaces, very slight handling in the fields. Scarce and desirable issue in mint state." 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. This type is joined by another ducat with a knight on the reverse (Fr-323).
Recorded mintage: 2,370,620 for 1809-10.
Specification: 3.43 g, .983 fine gold, .108 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-322; KM-38; Delmonte-1180, Sch-133.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.