Overijssel 1733 ducaton Dav-1829
The specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Overyssel. Double ducatons (Dav-1828) exist but are very rare. Each province of the Netherlands issued its own coins; besides Overyssel, there are coins for Deventer, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Holland, Utrecht, West Friesland and Zeeland, not counting various local issues. The Netherlands were swallowed up in Napoleon's empire and after his fall, reconstituted as a kingdom. This specimen was lot 565 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description noted, "Overijssel, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1733. Choice Mint State details with traces of corrosion only at rims, all lustrous and attractive, very slightly off-center. Recovered from: Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands."
Recorded mintage: unknown but not a rare date.
Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW, obliquely reeded edge, this specimen 32.04 grams.
Catalog reference: Dav-1829, KM 80.
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