The Silver Dollars of '60
Dutch Republic Ducaton, 1760

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: NETHERLANDS 1601-1816
Item Description: 1DUC 1760 Netherland W.FRIESLAND DAV-1834
Full Grade: NGC AU 58
Owner: jgenn

Set Details

Custom Sets: The Silver Dollars of '60
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The Dutch Republic minted several crown sized silver coins with the ducaton having the higher value of 60 stuivers. Produced from 1659 to 1798, the ducaton got the nickname of 'Silver Rider' from its obverse design of a mounted knight. This example is from the province of West Friesland, its coat of arms is shown in the foreground. The rooster mintmark indicates the city of Hoorn. The reverse shows the coat of arms of the republic, with the lion holding a sheaf of arrows, symbolizing the unity of the provinces, and brandishing a sword in defense of their liberty. These are large coins -- 43-44 mm, 32.78 g and 91.4% silver.

Slabbed purchase from the Heritage Signature auction in September of 2014.

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