Utrecht 1804 ducat Fr-317
This specimen was lot 3404 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Netherlands: Holland. Ducat, 1804. Batavian Republic. Standing knight. NGC graded AU-58." In 1795 the revolutionary armies of France invaded and occupied the United Provinces and reorganized it into the puppet Batavian Republic, which survived until 1806, when Napoleon installed his brother Louis on the newly created throne of the Kingdom of Holland, which lasted only until 1810. After Napoleon's fall in 1814, William I, of the old house of Orange, was made king. This type is recorded for 1795-1808 from Gelderland ("GEL"), Utrecht ("TRA") and Holland ("HOL"). An 1804/3 overdate exists. To complicate matters, restrikes are known from the Stuttgart mint.
Recorded mintage: 870,000.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-318; KM-11.2.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.