Netherlands East Indies 1729 ducaton KM-71

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 41252
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This specimen was lot 41252 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $6,900. The catalog description[1] noted, "NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. Ducaton, 1729. Dordrecht Mint. NGC EF-45. Attractive quality for this EXTREMELY RARE date, displaying a near complete strike with soft tone in the fields and surfaces that reflect typical circulation with a number of small handling marks and a touch of softening on the highpoints. An important coin for the specialist, with only a single other example of the date appearing in archived auction results. That piece, part of the Joseph R. Lasser collection sold by CNG in 2015 for $7,500 hammer, was slightly sharper on the highpoints, but displayed some edge roughness that may have resulted in a "details" grade if certified. From the Collection of Dr. James Eustace Bizzell, II." This type was struck 1728-33 and 1738-41 and is scarce. A few are known struck in gold (KM 71a). This example is from the province of Holland but others were struck in Westfriesland 1728, 1737-41 (KM 130.1); in Zeeland 1728, 1737-41 (KM 151), in Gelderland 1738-40 (KM 51), in Utrecht 1739-40 (KM 110.1); and in Westfriesland 1742, 1748-51 (KM 133).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-417; KM-71; Scholten-22 (RRRR - Utmost Rarity).

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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