Utrecht 1739 ducaton Dav-1832
This specimen was lot 30385 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "Utrecht. Provincial Ducaton (Silver Rider) 1739 MS64 NGC. A wholly original example with sparkling luster and light tone, complete with an illustrative design that boasts crisply defined features. Exceptional for the grade and very appealing as such. From The Empire Collection." This specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Utrecht 1739-94. Despite the tiny mintage, this date is noted as common. 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: 11,404.
Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW, obliquely reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Dav-1832, KM 92.1.
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