Utrecht 1805 2 ducats Fr-315
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 1795-1805 from Utrecht ("TRA") and Holland ("HOL"). This specimen was lot 1310 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description noted, "NETHERLANDS. Utrecht. 2 Ducat, 1805. NGC MS-65. Brilliant and lustrous. A prime example."
Recorded mintage: 301,000.
Specification: 6.98 g, .983 fine gold, .220 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-315; KM-12.2.
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