Overijssel (1590-93) ducat Fr-262
This specimen was lot 31391 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "Overijssel. Provincial gold Ducat ND (1590-93) XF Cleaned. A charming provincial issue, lightly cleaned in the past though without clear signs of mount removal. The strike is about typical and the circulation wear is relatively light." Overijssel went on to issue many coins as part of the independent Netherlands until the time of Napoleon. We don't know why Ferdinand and Isabella, dead for eighty years, appear on this coin.
Reported Mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-262, Delm-1048, Purmer-Ov22.
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