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Netherlands Gold Ducats

Category:  World Coins
Owner:  deposito
Last Modified:  1/9/2021
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Dutch gold trade coins traveled the world.

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Gold ducats of the Netherlands. 1586 to the present.

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View Coin 1586 Zeeland NETHERLANDS - TO 1600 DUCAT 1586 ZEELAND NGC MS 62 This is the first year these uniform-weight and purity standing-knight style ducats started getting struck by the newly declared-independent United Provinces of the Netherlands. They declared independence from Spain in 1579. These ducats are still being minted today in approximately the same weight and purity of gold. There is an easily obtainable 1986 ducat from the Dutch Mint celebrating 400 years of the series.

" LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). Utrecht. 1581-1795. AV Dukaat "
View Coin 1587 Holland NETHERLANDS - TO 1600 DUCAT 1587 HOLLAND NGC AU Details Too bad it is filed. 1586 is considered the start date for this series that is still getting struck today.

NGC does not let me see their population reports on Holland or other provinces before 1601. So, I don't know how many of this date have been graded from any province.

At PCGS, no Holland 1587s are certified.
PCGS has graded a 1587 Gelderland ducat in AU55, and it looks good, but, I still think the face on my coin is more clear!

There is one Utrecht 1587 in AU53.
This one looks better.
PCGS also graded a West Friesland 1587 in AU53, which is a different, more "Hungarian, style." It is kind of wavy and worn looking compared to this coin, in my opinion.

There is, and have been, some slightly more ragged looking 1587s on MA-SHOPS in the last couple years.
View Coin 1607 Overyssel NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1607 OVERYSSEL NGC MS 62 There is one other 1607 of this province graded at NGC, as MS61, and none at PCGS in any condition. This coin is almost perfectly centered, the strike is strong all around, and most importantly to me, the face and helmet detail is fine, and the sword is sharp. This is my favorite Dutch ducat so far.

1607 was the year Jamestown was founded in present-day Virginia, the first English permanent settlement in North America. Not 20 years later, the Dutch would found New Amsterdam, which would become New York City.

NGC has graded one West Friesland 1607 ducat at AU50, one Holland 1607 ducat at AU55, and one of Gelderland from 1607 at MS61, AU58, 55, 53, and 50. NGC has graded a lot of Utrecht 1607 ducats, the finest at MS60.
PCGS has graded one 1607 ducat of Gelderland at AU50.
PCGS has graded one Utrecht 1607 ducat at AU55, and I have seen a few VF to XF raw examples on Ebay or MA-Shops.

View Coin 1612 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1612 UTRECHT (3.50g) NGC MS 61 Rated Double R! I bought this coin on Ebay in 2010 raw, and it sat in a dish with other gold coins for 8 years. Then I sent it into NGC in 2017. This is tied with one other example graded MS61 at NGC. None are graded at PCGS.

NGC has graded one 1612 West Friesland ducat at AU50, one Holland 1612 ducat in AU55, one Overyssl 1612 ducat in MS61, one Friesland ducat at MS61 and a handful in lower grades. NGC has also graded a 1612 Gelderland ducat in AU58.
PCGS has graded one 1612 Friesland ducat at AU55.

This coin is from the early days of Dutch exploration and colonization in North America, the Caribbean, South East Asia, and South America.

Delmonte 963 | Verkade 98.3 | HNPM.24 | CNM.2.43.44
van der Wiel 24 (JMP.1975-1977) | Friedberg 284 RR
View Coin 1622 West Friesland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1622 W.FRIESLAND NGC MS 62 1622 was the year that the Spanish Treasure Fleet including the famous Atocha ship was wrecked in a storm off the coast of Florida, yielding lots of gold and silver coins for collectors in the 20th century. Dutch ships were wrecked off the coast of Australia this year also.

This is a rare date, even a rare decade, for Netherlands ducats. This is one of only two NGC graded Netherlands ducats from any mint from any year of the 1620's, although there is one from 1629 from Friesland designated XF Details. PCGS has graded two Holland ducats VF30 and AU50 from 1622, and none from any other provincial mint. However, I cannot see the PCGS "details grades" coins on their population report, and I know there is one 1622 Utrecht ducat "AU Details Tooled" for sale on Ebay for ... $5,000. It is a disheveled looking coin.

I did find one other of this same issue, from West Friesland, 1622, in worse condition raw on coin archives from a Kunker auction in 2019. No others.

3.49 grams, 22mm diameter.

This was lucky to come out problem-free and mint state; when I bought it raw I figured it would come out XF and with problems. But, this is just how it was struck apparently.

This coin comes from the "100+ year old collection of Hans Erb from Chur Switzerland." According to the dealer. Hans Erb was an author of many books about the cultural history of old Zurich. The dealer who sold me this coin, "World Coin Shop" in Switzerland, was nice enough to provide me with some photos of the original tags and 1899 postmarked envelope from London to "Robert Furrer" in Switzerland. The address on the envelope just says "Zugerstrasse Horgen, Switzerland, Near Zurich"! No street number, no postal code. I guess everyone knew each other back then.
View Coin 1634 West Friesland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1634 W.FRIESLAND NGC MS 62
View Coin 1635 West Friesland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1635 W.FRIESLAND NGC MS 61 At this auction in Poland I woke up in time to catch the three ducats I'd been watching for almost two months. I could not bear to bid up the 1603 Kampen Ducat which sold for a little less than this, and then, the 1694 Holland ducat got away from me at more than $3,000. Netherlands ducats from the 1680's and 1690's are pretty scarce, especially in good condition, so that was sad.

NGC and PCGS have each certified one ducat from 1635, from the Gelderland mint, not West Friesland, both in MS62.
Neither have certified any other ducats from 1635 from any mint.

View Coin 1636 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1636 UTRECHT NGC MS 62
View Coin 1637 West Friesland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1637 W.FRIESLAND NGC MS 63 Won at an auction in Poland, and reunited with the 1642 West Friesland ducat after hundreds of years away from the mint. I believe both were engraved by the same guy, Jacob Utenwael (Uyttewaal), active through the 1630s and 40s at the West Friesland mint.

You can see a nice run of 1630s West Friesland ducats in this "Nationalized" collection of the Netherlands here:

NGC has graded one 1637 Holland ducat at AU50. That coin, and this one, are all there are for 1637 ducats of any province at NGC, including in details grades

PCGS has graded an MS62 and MS61 of West Friesland in 1637, and none of any other province of 1637.
View Coin 1642 West Friesland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1642 W.FRIESLAND NGC MS 63 Now reunited with the 1637 West Friesland ducat after hundreds of years away from the mint. I believe both were engraved by the same guy, Jacob Utenwael (Uyttewaal), active through the 1630s and 40s at the West Friesland mint.

NGC has graded one other West Friesland ducat of 1642 at MS61, then this one.
NGC has graded one 1642 from Holland in MS61.

There are no examples of this year for West Friesland graded at PCGS
PCGS has graded one 1642 Utrecht ducat at AU58, and no other Netherlands ducats of 1642.

View Coin 1648 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1648 UTRECHT NGC MS 61 I have had raw 1612,1648 and 1649 Utrecht ducats since 2009, after I read (listened to) a book called "A Splendid Trade." In 2015 I finally registered for Heritage, and I won this coin, the first I bought anywhere but Ebay. Also the first I bought "slabbed." I ended up getting the 1612 and 1649 slabbed myself and they can be found here.

This is a fairly common date, especially for the 1600's. This is the perfect "entry level" mint state 1600's ducat available for a collector. This is the date of the Peace of Westphalia which brought to a close the 30 years war. Also was the treaty which brought to a close the war for independence of the northern provinces of the Netherlands against Hapsburg Spain.

5 graded finer by PCGS and NGC.

NGC has graded 18 of these; 1 in MS63, 3 in MS62 and 3 (including this one) in MS61. There are 8 in AU58.

PCGS has only graded 1 of these in MS62, and 6 in AU.
View Coin 1649 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1649 UTRECHT (3.49g) NGC AU 58 A raw coin purchased from Ebay, which sat in a dish with other gold coins for 6-7 years before I sent it to NGC.
This is a common date, compared to other dates in the 1600s for Netherlands Ducats.

11 graded finer at NGC and PCGS

NGC has graded 19 of these; 1 in MS63, 4 in MS62, and 4 in MS61. There are 2 others in AU58 besides this one, then 7 more in AU50-55.
PCGS has graded one Utrecht 1649 ducat in MS62 and one in MS60.
View Coin 1649 Zwolle NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1649 ZWOLLE NGC MS 62 Lone highest graded example of this ducat from the Zwolle mint of 1649 at NGC, of 5 total.
View Coin 1650 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1650 UTRECHT NGC UNC Details SOLD
View Coin 1650 West Friesland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1650 W.FRIESLAND NGC MS 65 Under Diederik van Romondt, mintmaster. The knight on the obverse of this coin has an easily seen grin.

I had been making offers through Heritage to the owner of a really nice MS61 Zwolle 1650 ducat. They were always refused. Then, (1) this one became available to bid on and (2) this one has the best and cleanest (least wrinkled or wavy or bent) detail of all of them that I have seen pictures of.

This coin is the finest West Friesland 1650 ducat graded at NGC or PCGS; none are graded at PCGS but there are a bunch graded in Mint State at NGC, with this being the only MS65.

Examples in MS62, AU58 and AU55 appeared in this Goldberg Auction from 2013 at

NGC has only graded two ducats of all provinces of the Netherlands from all of the 1600's at MS65; the other is also of West Friesland, dated 1652. However, it does not look as good as this coin, in my opinion, because the face has no detail and is just blank. It sold in 2015 at a Heritage Auction and can be seen here:
View Coin 1652 Kampen NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1652 KAMPEN NGC MS 62 I bid on this coin at a Heritage Auction in January, 2015, and the page for that auction still shows that my maximum bid was outbid by $25. Now I just won it more than four and a half years later, at another Heritage Auction, for exactly my former maximum bid.

Is it a good sign that almost five years later, the coins I like are dropping in value? No. This is consistent with my decisions about most places I put my money.

I now have had both of the two NGC certified 1652 Kampen ducats, the MS61 one, and this one. The MS61 one has a weird dark wrinkle through it, you can see it in my set of Netherlands ducats. I also already have a West Friesland 1652 ducat.

There is only one of these certified at PCGS, also in MS62, like this coin. I do not know what it looks like.
View Coin 1652 Zwolle NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1652 ZWOLLE NGC MS 63 This is the only ducat of Zwolle certified in any grade by either NGC or PCGS. There are several other ducats of 1652 from other provinces in very nice condition. I presently own the 1652 Kampen ducat. I have the 1653 Zwolle ducat also, which is similarly the only Zwolle ducat of that year graded by NGC or PCGS (NGC did also give one 1653 Zwolle an "AU Details" grade). Anyways, this is a good example of how the grade doesn't matter much once the coin is AU55 or better. This MS63 1652 Zwolle is substantially more attractive than the MS64 1653 Zwolle, because it is struck and/or engraved better. The face on the 1653 is almost entirely blank, whereas the face on the 1652 bears full detail and a stern expression.

In this auction, which was hosted by some kind of cooperation between Heritage and MPO in the Netherlands, there were a handful of very rare ducats I was unable to win besides this one. One of those was the 1634 Deventer, the only ducat of that city certified by either NGC or PCGS in any year or condition.
View Coin 1653 Zwolle NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1653 ZWOLLE NGC MS 64 The only ducat of Zwolle for this date graded by PCGS or NGC, although NGC has slabbed a nice looking one with "AU Details, Surface Hairlines"

NGC has graded one West Friesland 1653 at MS62, one Gelderland at AU58, one Holland at AU58.

PCGS has graded one West Friesland 1653 at M61, and one Utrecht 2-Ducat at AU55. That's it.
View Coin 1658 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1658 UTRECHT NGC UNC Details SOLD and lost or confiscated by Ebay Global Shipping en route to a Chinese buyer in October, 2020

Too bad it is cleaned. It is the only uncirculated example certified by PCGS or NGC. It is centered and struck really well.

NGC has "graded" none, but certified this coin as "UNC DETAILS" and one other as "AU DETAILS."
At PCGS there is one AU55 Utrecht ducat of 1658 and none in any details grade.
View Coin 1661 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1661 UTRECHT NGC MS 61 This coin is one of just 4 mint-state graded Netherlands Ducats at NGC from the 1660's from any provincial mint. NGC has graded one other Utrecht 1661 ducat, in AU58, but that example has no face on it. I have seen it, as it sold at a Heritage auction in 2019. There is just one other 1661 Netherlands ducat at NGC in mint state, from Zwolle, in MS62.

1661 was a busy year. On January 6 “The Fifth Monarchists” lead by Thomas Venner unsuccessfully attempted to seize control of London; George Monck's regiment defeated them. At the end of that month the body of Oliver Cromwell is exhumed and subjected to a posthumous execution. Cromwell’s head was sold at auctions through the 20th century. For reference, the great fire of London was in 1666, which was rumored to have been started by the Dutch. This is the time of Isaac Newton, the Royal Academy, and the Diary of Sam Pepys, and another outbreak of the plague.

In March of 1661, King Louis XIV of France, the “Sun King” started to rule independently.

In April of 1661, The Siege of Fort Zeelandia, Dutch strongpoint in Taiwan, by Chinese-Japanese warlord Koxinga began. Portugal and the Dutch Republic signed the Treaty of The Hague, whereby New Holland (Dutch Brazil) was formally ceded to Portugal by the Dutch.

The first modern bank notes were issued in Stockholm, Sweden, kicking off a long slow march from consistent specie to fabulously debased currency. 350 years later, and governments are actively competing to diminish the buying power of their national currencies.
View Coin 1674 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1674 UTRECHT Ex Stack's 1951 Lot 469 Ex. Clifford T. Weihman NGC MS 63 "First year of two year type with a paschal lamb between the knight's legs. A wonderful example with full relief and detail. Creamy lustrous surfaces throughout free of any wear or contact marks. The finest certified example. A RARELY offered type in an exquisite state of preservation." Ex: Stack's Sale of the Clifford T. Weihman Collection of Gold Coins of the World. October 18-20, 1951, Lot #469." This catalog from the 1951 sale is viewable here

The next-best graded example is in MS62, and can be viewed here:

I think it is inferior-looking. But more importantly, it doesn't have the lamb of peace. I have seen the MS61 graded example too, and it looks better than the MS62 example, and also has the lamb.

This type was struck in Utrecht steadily with minor stylistic changes from about 1587 to the 1730's without any significant design change. 1674 was a bad year for Utrecht, it was mostly destroyed in a storm on August 1. The City had been previously occupied and looted by French forces in 1672. 1674 was also the year of the Womens Petition against Coffee, or, the Coffee Revolt, in London.

1674 was the year Father Jacques Marquette, the first European settler in Chicago, explored the Chicago region and wintered in the area for the 1674-5 season. I bet it was cold.

This coin is from the Clifford T. Weihman Collection of Gold Coins of the World, sold off by Stacks in 1951. This collector had a lot of the U.S. gold coins from the E.H.R. Green Collection, and they in turn wound up in the collection of Josiah K. Lilly. "It is assumed that most or all of these coins would now be on display in the Lilly Collection in the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washingon, D.C."

Mr. Weihman was a vegetable oil importer in New York City. He was one of three collectors in the world who acquired a set of quarter eagles, half eagles, eagles and double eagles. According to one account:

"Col. E. H. R. Green was one of the richest men in America, being the son of the infamous Hetty Green, better known as 'The Witch of Wall Street.' He was a hoarder, and there were enough coins in his estate for two sets of quarter eagles, half eagles, and eagles. There were also numerous double eagles. Stack's [a company] reportedly acquired the coins from the estate slowly, over a period of years, circa 1943-1945.

The coins were sorted by Stack's into a 'number 1 set' and a 'number 2 set," with the number 1 set having the better pieces. Mr. Stack said the number 1 quarter eagle, half eagle, and eagle sets were photographed circa 1945-1946 by Stack's staff photographer, Sam Andre, who also worked for PIC magazine (a large format competitor to Life), and were made up into individual photo albums. Mr. Stack believes that three sets of the albums were made. One went to his father, Morton, and one to his uncle, Joseph. The third went to an American collector named Clifford T. Weihman. Mr. Stack said they had misplaced his father's set, his uncle's set was in the Stack's library, and the location of the third set was unknown. . . . Stack's had occasion to handl the Weihman coins again in 1953 or 1954, selling them to pharmaceutical magnate Josiah K. Lilly. It is assumed that most or all of these coins would now be on display in the Lilly Collection in the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washingon, D.C." See Lester, Carl N., Numismatic "Gumshoe:" On the Trail of King Farouk.
View Coin 1697 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1697 UTRECHT NGC MS 63 I picked this coin up raw from Munthandel Henzen in the Netherlands. He was not able to tell me more about where it came from other than that it was consigned by an owner who bought it at a coin fair "long ago."

This coin is pictured, in black and white, as the example on NGC's "Numismaster" "Krause Publications" webpage for the issue, but without any explanation of where that photo comes from. I have examined that photo carefully and determined that it is not just a black and white version of the photo used by the dealer who sold me the coin. When I inquired about where that picture was from, NGC told me it was "proprietary information."

This is now the highest-graded Netherlands Ducat from any provincial mint of the 1690s, all of which come from Utrecht, including one other from 1697 in AU53, a 1696 in AU53, a 1695 in XF45, and one 1692 in MS61. PCGS has only graded one Utrecht ducat from the 1690's, which is a 1694 in VF condition.

I was compelled to find and buy this coin after losing an auction in Poland for a 1694 Utrecht ducat that looked as good or better than this coin. That has apparently not been submitted for grading.
View Coin 1711 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1711 UTRECHT NGC MS 63 As a long-time devotee of 7 Eleven shops worldwide, this is a date I have had my eye on. Finally someone put it up on Ebay. I haven't seen any of this date this nice come to auction in the last five years that I have watched.

This breaks up a big gap in Dutch ducats in my collection from 1674 to 1729. Now I need something from the 1690's.

There is one of these graded MS64 at NGC and one other in MS63 at PCGS, and a few others in MS63 at NGC. I know some of those look as good as this coin, none have any more face detail on the knight. This is a somewhat common date.
View Coin 1729 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1729 UTRECHT NGC MS 64 Shipwreck treasure from the Treasure Ship Vliegenthart, sunk February 3, 1735 with all the 1729 dated Utrecht ducats aboard. Salvaged at the end of the 20th century.

On May 5, 1730, the Vliegenthart (Flying Heart) was launched as the newest addition to the impressive fleet of the Dutch East India Company. Like other ships in the fleet, the Vliegenthart was designed for the long and dangerous journey to the other side of the world. She was able to handle the extremely rough seas as she rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and the full set of sails allowed her to catch the favorable trade winds across the Indian Ocean. Due to the threat of attack, the Vliegenthart was heavily armed with 42 guns.

After being refitted over the winter months, the Vliegenthart left the Netherlands once again for the East Indies on February 3, 1735. On board were 167 seamen, 83 soldiers, and six passengers plus a small treasure hoard of gold and silver coins that would be used to trade for silk, spices, and precious gems in the East Indies. With a strong gale blowing as they left shore, first the Anna Catharina and then the Vliegenthart were driven onto a sandbar and severely damaged. The Vliegenthart slipped off the sandbar, but it already had gaping holes and quickly sank in 10 fathoms (60 feet) of water. All men on board were lost.

The Dutch East India Company immediately organized a salvage operation to recover the lost treasure from the Vliegenthart but only a few guns, some bottles of wine, and four silver coins were found. Visibility was only a few inches in the murky depths. In addition, the waters were too hazardous and the shifting sands too dangerous to risk continued salvage attempts, so the wreck was abandoned for almost 250 years.

In 1977, researchers discovered the secret map made by the Dutch East India Company that pinpointed the location of the wreck. For three years, divers battled near disasters in the treacherous seas but the following year, they finally discovered the wreck of the Vliegenthart. A team of expert divers and archaeologists spent over a decade carefully bringing the ships treasure of gold and silver coins to the surface.

The gold coins were stored in three chests, two of which remained completely intact through the years. They were the official trade coins to be used in the East Indies and were recorded in the ship's log.

The gold coins were the legendary Dutch Ducats. These coins were struck to help the Dutch East India Company establish trade markets in the East Indies and soon became one of the worlds most respected trade coins. Featuring a knight in armor on one side surrounded by the motto 'Through harmony small things increase' and an inscription on the other side which reads 'Gold money of the United Provinces of the Netherlands and their imperial law', the design remained unchanged from ruler to ruler. Some of the gold Ducats aboard the Vliegenthart were machine-made coins of the era, manufactured from hand-cut planchets on a screw press. Others, made by the ancient method of hand-hammering (like this one) have somewhat less detail in the stroke and are more erratic in shape as is typical of a hand made coin.All gold Ducats recovered from the Vliegenthart are dated 1729. They never entered circulation, and because gold does not corrode, they appear almost exactly the same as the day they were struck even after 250 years in sea water. Most gold Ducats and Silver Riders that arrived in the East Indies were eventually melted for their precious metal, and the few that escaped melting bear the tell-tale marks of having been in circulation for many years. The coins from the Vliegenthart, on the other hand, are rarely-seen coins that never circulated.
View Coin 1743 Holland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1743 HOLLAND NGC MS 63 1743 was a year in the middle of the War of Austrian Succession.
Toussaint Louverture the Haitian rebel leader, and Thomas Jefferson, were both born in 1743.
In 1743 the last of the Medici family died without an heir, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, was the daughter of Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Anna Maria had been born despite her mother's efforts to induce a miscarriage by means of riding

A little rough around the edges. This ducat got sent to me from Australia.

1 graded higher at NGC, 9 others in MS63 there.
View Coin 1769 Holland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1769 HOLLAND NGC MS 62 SOLD $800 Jan 22 2021

Year James Watt got his first steam engine patent in England
There are none reported graded higher at NGC, there is another one of these MS62.
PCGS reports one in MS62 and one in MS63
I got this coin on Ebay about 6 years before I sent it into NGC, and I noted it as bent. It was able to avoid the details grade.
View Coin 1770 Holland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1770 HOLLAND NGC MS 62 Under mint master Wouter Buck.

For Holland, and any other mint, PCGS has no 1770 ducat in mint state.
NGC has this coin and one other graded MS62, and none other in mint state; AU55 is the next level down.
There are no 1770 ducats from any other mint graded by NGC.
View Coin 1776 Holland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1776 HOLLAND NGC MS 62 Under mint master Wouter Buck.

PCGS and NGC both report one of this date graded MS63, and 10 or more each graded MS62 like this example. This is a popular date because of the Declaration of Independence.
View Coin 1780 Holland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1780 HOLLAND NGC MS 62 Under mint master Wouter Buck.

Utrecht mint has two of this year in 1780 in MS62 at NGC. But for Holland mint, PCGS has one in MS61 and 1 in MS60. NGC has just this coin in MS62 and 5 more in MS61.
View Coin 1781 Holland NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1781 HOLLAND NGC MS 61 Under mint master Wouter Buck.

NGC has one other in MS61, five in MS62, and one in MS64.

View Coin 1803 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1803 UTRECHT NGC MS 62 A mintage of 2,089,000. From the Dutch overseas empire centered out of modern-day Jakarta Indonesia, known then as Batavia. KM-11.3 Fr.317

I bought this coin on Ebay in a PCGS slab graded AU58. I broke it out and sent it to NGC who graded it MS62, where it is now tied with 3 others at NGC and one at PCGS.

View Coin 1814 Utrecht NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1814 UTRECHT NGC MS 62 SOLD to a dutch guy in Israel 3/2021.
Three including this one are graded MS62 at NGC, and there is an MS61 at PCGS. Mintage this year of 2,930,000.
View Coin 1841 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1841 (LILY) NGC MS 61
View Coin 1849 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1849 NGC MS 63 PCGS has one in MS63. NGC has 13 in MS63 including this one, and also 1 in MS66, 4 in MS65, and 4 in MS64. There is also a "reeded edge" issue of this year struck "off license" in St. Petersburg.
View Coin 1916 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1916 NGC MS 61 The 1917 ducat is easy to get. It's basically a bullion coin. But this is a tough date. NGC has certified no other examples, and PCGS has certified none. 116,997 mintage, and, allegedly there are an unknown mintage of proofs this year. The mintage for the years around it are over200,000, but, I have never seen a 1913 or 1914

I have only seen one other example appear out there, raw, on MA Shops, and it is brush-cleaned. 1849 is the last common date until 1917, and, like this coin of 1916, there are only 1 or 2 examples of the smattering of dates available from 1849-1917 at NGC in any condition.

The Dutch were fighting back the Germans who already occupied Belgium and Luxembourg to the south.
View Coin 1917 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1917 NGC MS 62 Unfortunately I cannot find a good-looking example from 1916, which would have connected my Netherlands ducats collection to my Coins of 1916 collection. This is still struck in the midst of the Great War. There are 3 graded in MS62 including this one, and 5 graded higher.

The Netherlands was a neutral country, but experienced discomfort and hard circumstances. Bread and other food was rationed and soup kitchens sprang up. A bread ration was established in January 1917. On 28 June 1917, there was a shortage of potatoes. It became known in the neighborhoods of Amsterdam that there was a ship with potatoes in the Prinsengracht, but these were for the army. In order to feed their families, the working women of the Eastern Islands and the Czar Peter Neighborhood plundered the ship.

In the first week of July of that year, the unrest grew and the workers themselves also saw action. Warehouses and shops were looted. The police were powerless and the army acted. The revolt culminated in a battle on 5 July 1917, in which soldiers opened fire on a crowd that had gathered at the Haarlemmerplein. The revolt was beaten. There were nine dead and 114 people wounded.
View Coin 1927 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1927 NGC MS 64
View Coin 1937 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1937 NGC MS 62
View Coin 1976 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1976 NGC PL 66 My older brother was born in 1976, and my little brother was born in 1986. They both get these nice ducats. But there's no 1980 for me.

This was bought raw and is the only one at PL66 at NGC, with one graded finer.
View Coin 1986 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 1986 GOLD NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO These are very common and commemorate the 400 years since the 1586 ducat that kicked off the series. I have a few of them, and was able to get one for my little brother who was born in this year along with a nice little case and certificate. 1985 is also very common. According to NGC there are 14 in this grade including this coin and one graded finer. They are, nonetheless, basically bullion coins.
View Coin 2009 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 1817 TO DATE DUCAT 2009 GOLD NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO

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