Utrecht 1765 ducaton Dav-1832

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25387
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25387 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Utrecht. Ducaton or Silver Rider 1765, MS64 NGC, appealing silvery-gray toning over fully lustrous surfaces, a choice example in all respects and rare when graded this high." The specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Utrecht 1739-94. A 1765/3 overdate is noted. 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: 1,620 which must be wrong, as the coin is not a rare date.

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

Catalog reference: Dav-1832; KM-92.1.

Source:

  • 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 Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Delmonte, A., Le Bénélux D'or, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman N.V., 1964, with supplements to 1977.
  • 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.

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