Utrecht 1568 daalder Dav-8522

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1872
Jean Elsen sale 115, lot 1205
Utrecht 1568 rijksdaalder rev JElsen 115-1200.jpg
Utrecht in 1648
The first specimen was lot 1872 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 140 CHF (about US$211 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NIEDERLANDE Utrecht, Herrschaft Philipp II. 1555-1598. Burgundertaler 1568. Gekreuzte Knotenstäbe, in den Winkeln Krone, die geteilte Jahreszahl und Vliesordenskleinod. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen, umgeben von der Vliesordenskette. Sehr schön. (Netherlands, lordship of Utrecht, Philip II (of Spain) 1555-98, Burgundian dollar of 1568. Obverse: Burgundian cross, crown, date and Order of the Golden Fleece in fields; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around; very fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 1200 in Jean Elsen sale 115 (Brussels, December 2012) where it sold for €200 (about US$305 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"NEDERLAND, UTRECHT, Philips II (1555-1581), AR Bourgondische rijksdaalder, 1568, Droit: Bourgondisch kruis. Revers: Gekroond wapenschild, omringd door de keten van het Gulden Vlies. Ex HSA 18546. bijna Prachtig. (province of Utrecht, Philip II (1555-81), burgundian rixdollar of 1568. Obverse: Burgundian cross divides date; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. About extremely fine.)"

This type, listed for 1567-71, is not listed as expensive but usually comes in poor condition as most were badly struck. This issue came as the province of Utrecht was deciding whether to side with the Catholic king of Spain or the Protestant rebels which later she joined. The Royal Dutch mint resides in Utrecht today. Similar issues were made in Flanders, Artois and Brabant.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; the first specimen is 28,89 g, the second specimen is 29,15 g.

Catalog reference: CNM 2.43.18, G.H., 240-16; Delm. 95, Ned. Munt. 2.28.13, Dav-8522.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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