Netherlands 1972 ducat

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Jean Elsen sale 123, lot 1367
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The Netherlands was the last country to struck ducats on a regular basis. This type, a refreshed version of a type struck basically unchanged 1815-1937, is common tho the 1960 is slightly scarcer. This specimen was lot 1367 in Jean Elsen sale 123 (Brussels, December 2014), where it sold for €90 (about US$131 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, Koninkrijk, Juliana (1948-1980), AV dukaat, 1972. FDC. (kingdom of the Netherlands, Wilhelmina (1890-1948), gold ducat of 1972, uncirculated.)"
Other dates include 1974-78. A scarce variety comes with medal rotation instead of the usual coin rotation.

Recorded mintage: 29,205.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, 21 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 190.1, Sch-1079.


  • 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.
  • Peters, T., J. Scheper and J. Mevius, Muntalmanak 2014, 31e editie, Amsterdam: Nederlandse vereniging van munthandelaren, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 123, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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