Utrecht 1774 2 silver ducats Dav-1844

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 30227
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This specimen was lot 30227 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Utrecht. Provincial silver 2 Ducat 1774 MS62 NGC. An appealing example exhibiting russet-gray surfaces with light adjustments and handling. Scarce as a type and highly desirable in Mint State." The silver ducat (Dav-1845) was struck throughout the eighteenth century and is common, yet the piedforts of double weight are rare. The auction catalog description gives KM 42.2 as the catalog number but that is for the gold double ducat which, tho expensive, is well attested.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 56.5 g, .873 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM unlisted, Dav-1844, Delm-982a (R2).

Sources:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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