Utrecht 1759 ducaton Dav-1832
This specimen was lot 4347 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $833.75. The catalog description noted, "Netherlands - Utrecht. Ducaton (Silver Rider), 1759-Utrecht. Armored knight on horse above shield. Reverse: Crowned and supported arms. PCGS graded AU-58." The specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Utrecht 1739-94. 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.
Recorded mintage: 96,860 for 1758-59.
Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW, obliquely reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Dav-1832; KM-92.1.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.