Utrecht is the smallest province in the Netherlands. It was instrumental in signing of the Union of Utrecht treaty against Spain, forming the foundation for the Dutch Republic and later the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Utrecht issued duit coinage in copper and silver between 1710 and 1724. These early pieces lacked the lion supporters on either side of the shield. Then, in 1739 until 1794, the supporters were added to copper and silver pieces, and gold pieces were also minted. Values depend on the mintage metal and, although most dates are of equal value, a few special dates and variations add collector premium. If you have a nice looking Utrecht duit of copper, silver, or gold, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. CoinQuest, as always, gives very general evaluations.
The silver duit in our picture comes from Euromunt Goes in Goes, the Netherlands, where it is on sale for 90 euros (about $120 US dollars). This is a good price for such a nice looking, problem-free coin with almost no wear. If the coin were scratched, stained, or had been cleaned, the value would be much lower.
Here are some approximate catalog values for these neat coins.
COPPER DUIT NO LIONS
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $100
SILVER DUIT NO LIONS
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $250
COPPER DUIT WITH LIONS
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $50
copper duits dated 1750 and 1793 are worth about twice these values
SILVER DUIT WITH LIONS
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $180
GOLD DUIT WITH LIONS
worn: $130 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $900
fully uncirculated: $1200
note: there are some gold duits which are much more massive than normal coins; normal weight 3.5 grams, heavy weight 5.25 grams or more; heavy coins catalog over $1400 in well preserved condition
Always consult our Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.
CoinQuest thanks Euromunt Goes for use of their coin image.