Utrecht 1791 ducaton
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. Ducatons are normally expensive but this one has been holed and plugged, substantially reducing its value.
Recorded mintage: 124,000.
Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-1832, KM 92.
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