Utrecht 1712 2 ducaton Dav-1831

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Schulman sale 347, lot 543

The specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Utrecht 1709-36. Each province of the Netherlands issued its own coins; besides Utrecht, there are coins for Deventer, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Holland, Overyssel, 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 543 in Schulman sale 347 (Amsterdam, April 2015), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,604 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "piedfort dukaton of zilveren rijder. 1712. op dubbele zwaarte. type iii. Ruiter naar rechts boven gekroond provinciewapentje met stadsschild in het hart en titel …Belg. tRai. ❁. Kz. generaliteitswapen, jaartal in cartouche onder het wapen. gladde rand. RRRR. Unicum. Zeer fraai. uit veiling Schulman 283 van 17 mrt. 1986, no. 247. - > uit veiling Schulman 62 van 11 dec. 1905, no. 3411. het enige bij ons voorgekomen exemplaar, afkomstig uit de collectie Speelman. (this piece is the only one known to exist. We have sold it previously in 1986 and 1905.)" The double ducatons are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 65.56 g, .941 fine silver, obliquely reeded edge, this specimen 65.22 g.

Catalog reference: Delm. 1031a; V. vgl. 100.3; PW. 59.2; Dav-1831, KM 83.1.


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  • 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]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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