Utrecht 1761 ducaton Dav-1832

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25494
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25494 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Utrecht. Provincial Ducaton (Silver Rider) 1761, MS64 NGC. Boldly struck and crispy designed with subdued luster under a beautiful silvery-blue patina. Quite a superb coin." 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: 150,000 for 1760-61.

Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW, obliquely reeded edge.

Catalog reference: Delm-1031, 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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