Holland 1796 silver ducat Dav-1840

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3088
This specimen was lot 3088 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,800 CHF (about US$2,142 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"THE NETHERLANDS | Batavische Republik, Silberdukat 1796, Holland. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. Fast FDC. (Netherlands, Batavian Republic, silver ducat of 1796, Holland mint. Very rare in this condition, About uncirculated.)"
This type was struck throughout the eighteenth century for the United Provinces until 1794 and then for the Batavian Republic 1796-1802. This type is also called a rijksdaalder or 2½ gulden.

Recorded mintage: 2,667,670 for 1796-1802.

Specification: 28.25 g, .873 fine silver, this specimen 28.01 g.

Catalog reference: KM 10.2, Schulman 51, Dav-1840.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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