1 Ducaton Dutch Republic (1581 - 1795) Silver

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1791, Netherlands, Zeeland. Large Silver Rider Ducaton Coin.

Mint Year: 1791

Reference: Davenport 1836, KM-57.2.
Province: Zeeland (privy mark: castle)
Denomination: Silver Rider Ducaton (60 Stuivers)
Weight: 32.02gm
Diameter: 42mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Armored knight on horse, holding sword and galloping right above crowned shield with arms of Zeeland.
Legend: MO . NO . ARG . PRO . CON (crowned shield of Zeeland) FOE . BELG . COM . ZEL .

Reverse: Crowned shield with dutch arms, supported by crowned lions, date (1791) within foliage below.
Legend: CONCORDIA . RES . PARVAE . CRESCUNT . (privy mark: castle)
Translated: "Through unity little things grow (Union is strength)!"

In 1659 the Dutch states started production of the ‘silver rider’ ducaton, featuring a mounted knight on horseback. This design weighing 32.779 grams of 0.941 silver also featured the crowned arms of the United Netherlands on the reverse, with a shield below the knight indicating the province of minting. Rider ducatons were minted until 1798. In the period 1726-1751 ducatons were minted bearing the monogram of the Dutch East India Company. As a trade coin the familiar design of the Dutch rider helped it to compete against well-known world coins such as the Spanish dollar. It was valued at 60 stuivers.

The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands (or "of the Seven United Provinces") (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden/Provinciën; also Dutch Republic or United Provinces in short, Foederatae Belgii Provinciae or Belgica Foederata in Latin) was a European republic between 1581 and 1795, in about the same location as the modern Kingdom of the Netherlands, which is the successor state.

Before 1581, the area of the Low Countries consisted of a number of duchies, counties, and independent bishoprics, some but not all of them part of the Holy Roman Empire. Today that area is divided between the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of France and Germany. The Low Countries in the 16th century roughly corresponded to the Seventeen Provinces covered by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

Through marriage, war or sale, these states were acquired by the Habsburg emperor Charles V and his son, king Philip II of Spain. In 1568, the Netherlands, led by William I of Orange, revolted against Philip II because of high taxes, persecution of Protestants by the government, and Philip’s efforts to modernize and centralize the devolved medieval government structures of the provinces. This was the start of the Eighty Years' War.

In 1579, a number of the northern provinces of the Netherlands signed the Union of Utrecht, in which they promised to support each other in their defence against the Spanish army. This was followed in 1581 by the Act of Abjuration, the declaration of independence in which the provinces officially deposed Philip II.

The United Provinces first tried to choose their own lord, and they asked the Duke of Anjou (sovereign from 1581-1583) to rule them. Later, after the assassination of William of Orange (July 10, 1584), both Henry III of France and Elizabeth I of England declined the offer of sovereignty. However, the latter agreed to turn the United Provinces into a protectorate of England (Treaty of Nonsuch, 1585), and sent the Earl of Leicester as governor-general. This was not a success, and in 1588 the provinces became a Republic.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-12-17
CoinWorldTV 1773, Netherlands, Zeeland. Large Silver Rider Ducaton Coin. XF- Mint Year: 1773 Province: West Friesland Reference: Davenport 1836, KM-57.2. Denomination: Silver Rider Ducaton (60 Stuivers) Condition: Dark oxidation deposits in reverse, possibly a landfind, otherwise XF ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-05-02
1775,NETHERLANDS. Ducaton, 1775. NGC AU Details--Scratches, Cleaned.KM-57.2.

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1775,NETHERLANDS. Zeeland. Ducaton, 1775. NGC EF Details--Scratches.KM-57.2.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-02-26
Netherlands: Zeeland. Ducaton (Silver Rider), 1761/0. Dav-1836; KM-57.2. Knight on horseback. NGC graded EF-40. Estimated Value $150 - 200. Categories: Balance of World Crowns and Minors

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CoinWorldTV 1791, Netherlands, Zeeland. Large Silver Rider Ducaton Coin. VF+ Mint Year: 1791 Condition: A well circulated VF/VF+ Reference: Davenport 1836, KM-57.2. Province: Zeeland (privy mark: castle) Denomination: Silver Rider Ducaton (60 Stuivers) Weight: 32.02gm Diameter: 42 ...

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CoinWorldTV 1622, Netherlands, Gelderland. Large Silver Rijks Daalder (Rix Dollar) Coin. XF+ Mint Year: 1622 Mint Place: Nijmegen (privy mark: +) Denomination: Rijks Daalder (Rix Do ...

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CoinWorldTV 1657, Netherlands, Zeeland. Large Silver Rijks Daalder (Rix Dollar) Coin. VF- Mint Year: 1657 Reference: Davenport 4844, KM-17. Denomination: Rijks Daalder (Rix Dollar) o ...

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CoinWorldTV 1654, Netherlands, Gelderland. Large Silver Rijks Daalder (Rix Dollar) Coin. XF! Mint Year: 1654 Reference: Davenport 4828C, KM-16.4. Denomination: Rijks Daalder (Rix Dol ...
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