Westfriesland 1698 silver ducat Dav-4908

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24811
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3024, lot 25194
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 24811 in Heritage sale 3016 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $977.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "West Friesland. Silver Ducat 1698, MS63 NGC, icy white mint brilliance, an attractive untoned coin with generally bold details for this era. Rarely seen in mint state." The second specimen was lot 25194 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "West Friesland. Silver Ducat 1698, MS63 NGC, crudely struck but with full white mint brilliance, rare grade for this era." Silver ducats were struck in most of the provinces that today make up the Netherlands. This subtype is recorded in the SCWC for Westfriesland with various mintmarks in 1695-99 and 1707-08. The basic type runs 1659-1794.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.25 g, .873 fine silver, .793 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 85.4, Dav-4908.


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  • [2]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
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