Utrecht 1664 2 ducaton Dav-A4937

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Schulman sale 347, lot 534

This specimen was lot 534 in Schulman sale 347 (Amsterdam, April 2014), where it sold for €3,200 (about US$4,119 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "piedfort dukaton of zilveren rijder. 1664. op dubbele zwaarte. type Ia. Ruiter naar rechts boven ongekroond provinciewapentje en titel …BELG• TRAJ. stadsschild.. Kz. generaliteitswapen, jaartal boven de kroon. Binnencirkels op voor- en keerzijde en met gladde rand. Dav-A4937. RRRR. dit is het enige bekende exemplaar. Zeer fraai. uit veiling Schulman 340 van 1 dec. 2012, no. 161. (piedfort ducaton or silver Rider Struck with double weight. obv. Knight on horseback to right. Rev. crowned arms flanked by lions. Very fine. Only known example. Extremely rare.)" This specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Utrecht 1659-72; this date is noted as rare. Each province of the Netherlands issued its own coins; besides Utrecht, there are coins for Deventer, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Holland, Overijssel, 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 65.56 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW, obliquely reeded edge, this specimen 64.42 g.

Catalog reference: Delm. 1029a; V. 99.3; Dav-A4937.


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  • [1]Absil, Eddy, Florentine van Hees, Tim Poelman, Catelijne van den Bosch, Evert Philippeau, Andrew Absil, Schulman sale 347, Amsterdam: Schulman b.v., 2015.

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