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Netherlands Trade 1 Ducat and 2 Ducat  1600 to Date
Netherlands Trade 1 Ducat and 2 Ducat 1600 to Date

Wow. Nice coin, Dave.

Look at the superb example in our picture. It's a 2 ducat from renowned dealer Kunker GmbH & Co. in Osnabruck, Germany, where it sold for 1000 euros, about $1300 US dollars, in a 2013 auction. Coins in beautiful condition always command high prices from coin collectors. But ...

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

These coins were issued as 'trade coinage' for use outside Holland. Ducats and 2 ducats were issued, both with the same pattern, but different sizes. It is unusual that the same coin with the same pattern, size, and weight be issued for centuries. But this is the case with Netherlands 1 and 2 ducats.

DUCAT: 22 mm diameter, 3.49 grams, 0.111 troy ounces gold
2 DUCAT: 27 mm, 6.98 grams, 0.221 ounces gold

There are also silver ducats. This page applies to gold coins only.

The inscriptions changed slightly through the centuries. CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT translates to 'Through union little things grow.' MO ORD PROVIN FOEDER BELG AD LEG IMP and MO AUR REG BELGII AD LEGEM IMPERII get to the point that this is real, legal tender money.

The values below are approximate catalog values for all dates, except as noted. Not surprising, older coins in better shape command higher prices. There are also some special rare dates mixed in. If you have a a nice-looking example, be sure to take it to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

DUCAT 1586 TO 1700:
worn: $200
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $650

DUCAT 1701 TO 1800:
worn: $180
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $450
fully uncirculated: $600

DUCAT 1800 TO 1840
worn: $200
average circulated: $350
well preserved: $550
fully uncirculated: $800
ducats dated 1824B and 1830B are more rare; multiply values by three
there are minor variations known as privy marks which can add value to these coins

DUCAT 1849
worn: $200
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $450
fully uncirculated: $600

DUCAT 1872 TO 1885
worn: $500
average circulated: $2000
well preserved: $4000
fully uncirculated: $7000

DUCAT 1894 TO 1909
worn: $200
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2000

DUCAT 1910 TO DATE
worn: Base Value (BV)
circulated: BV + $50
fully uncirculated: BV + $100
ducats dated 1932 are very rare and catalog at $1000 in well preserved condition

Compute Base Value (BV) by multiplying the value of gold by the gold content in troy ounces. For instance, if gold is selling at $1000 US dollars per ounce (be sure to look it up), then BV for a 1 ducat is 1000 x 0.11 = $110.

2 DUCAT 1660 TO 1700:
worn: $400
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000

2 DUCAT 1701 TO 1800:
worn: $300
average circulated: $750
well preserved: $1200
fully uncirculated: $2000

2 DUCAT 1854 TO 1868:
worn: $10000
average circulated: $15000
well preserved: $20000
fully uncirculated: $25000

2 DUCAT 1894 TO 1899:
worn: $400
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $1300
fully uncirculated: $2500

2 DUCAT 1988 TO DATE
worn: Base Value (BV)
circulated: BV + $50
fully uncirculated: BV + $100

Coin: 15467 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: dave, Mon, 16-Sep-2013 15:56:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:46:15 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 11-Jun-2015 01:59:02 GMT
Requester description: 1749 PLR.CRES.HOL CONCORDIA.RES
Tags: netherlands trade 1 ducat 2 1600 dutch nederland holland nederlandsche netherland nederlandsch nederlandse nederlanden nederl neatherland nederlands holl trading ducato dvcat ducation dukat ducaton dvcatvs plr cres hol concordia res par parvae crescunt crescent hollandiae hollandia mo aur reg belgii provin foeder belg belgium imperii imperil crecesnt cresent belgisch belgian belge belgische belguiou belgien belgish belgie beleciqve beligiom belgen belgidue belciqve belges belgiue belgioue belgique belga knight armor arrow sword circle ring square rectangle knights nobleman arows arrowheads aarows arrows sworeds swordlike swords broadsword circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares box rectangular rectangles

  

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