Utrecht 1790 ducaton Dav-1832
This specimen was lot 21266 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS. Utrecht. Ducaton (Silver Rider), 1790. PCGS MS-62. Population of one with two finer at PCGS, and none seen in mint state at NGC. With the exception of colonial Spain, few countries made as much of an improvement in the quality of their coinage during the course of 18th century than the Netherlands. Beginning with truly crude coinage and ending the century with the high quality seen here was quite an accomplishment. Fully original surfaces with glistening bright luster; an incredibly well fabricated piece with every last detail fully transferred from die to flan." 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, 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: 118,000 for 1789-90.
Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-1832, KM 92.1.
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