Netherlands 1828 ducat
This specimen was lot 701 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,149.50. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS, Kingdom. Trade coinage. AV Ducat. Utrecht mint; muntmeestertekens: torch and winged caduceus. Y.D.C. Suermondt, mintmaster. Dated 1828. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Lovely choice UNC. Purchased from Jacques Schulman, April 2001." The Netherlands was the last country to strike ducats on a regular basis. In 1814, William I was made temporary "sovereign prince" of the Netherlands and then made hereditary king in 1817 by the Congress of Vienna. This type was struck 1814-1937, many of which were made in Russia, indistinguishable from Utrecht mint issues. After 1816, the "TRA" was dropped from the obverse legend.
Recorded mintage: 1,931,808 (including Russian strikes), this is a common date.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, 20.5 mm diameter, reeded edge. This specimen 20 mm diameter, 3.48 g, 1h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 50.1; Cr 85; Schulman 212.
- Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.