Overyssel 1734 ducaton Dav-1829
The specimen is one of a type issued for the province of Overyssel. Double ducatons (Dav-1828) exist but are very rare. Each province of the Netherlands issued its own coins; besides Overyssel, there are coins for Deventer, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Holland, Utrecht, West Friesland and Zeeland, not counting various local issues. The Netherlands were swallowed up in Napoleon's empire and after his fall, reconstituted as a kingdom.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not a rare date.
Specification: 32.78 g, .941 fine silver, .991 troy oz ASW, obliquely reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Dav-1829, KM 80.
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