Anyone collect gold ducats?

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  1. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

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  3. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    I've owned one.
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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I think Doug helped write the book on these.
     
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    no, he helped mint them
     
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  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    No. He was already too old to help at the mint. They kicked him out. He had to look at every coin that was minted and it was slowing them down.:D
     
  7. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Yep, they have been issued since 1586. The ducats (golden ducat, double g.d., silver ducat) are still referred to in today's Dutch Coinage Act, as "munten zonder de hoedanigheid van wettig betaalmiddel" (coins without the status of legal tender) by the way. The current (2018-2021) gold ducat series symbolizes Dutch trade: The 2018 piece has grain ears and an N (for Noord/North) at the top, the 2019 ducat features a ship, as a reference to the VOC, and an O (for Oost/East) on the right ...

    Christian
     
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  8. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    Doug:

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  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Wow, great looking toned one up there! Nice! ;) Since 1586, dang that is really cool! I want one but it'll be awhile before I can get the extra ducats to buy one with! :D
     
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  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    The first ducat was minted to mark Doug's 1 millionth birthday (give or take a million).
     
  11. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    One's on my shopping list, but the date, condition, and price have to be right.
     
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  12. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    I don't see these at shows or shops so I don't indulge. You can usually get them online on bullion sites though.
     
  13. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Guess that, if you simply want one of them regardless of the year, you may get it at a local show. But this year's gold pieces for example, have mintages of 798 (single ducat) and 634 (double ducat). The silver ducats (province specific, different design) are somewhat easier to get, with mintage figures between 2,000 and 4,000 ...

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  14. medoraman

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    Maybe in Europe that is true sir. I personally have not seen one in any local show here, only in larger regional or national shows.

    I doubt there are very many collectors of these at all here in the states, and most get such coin online. Probably very similar to ancient coins. I haven't found an ancient I wish to own at a local coin show in years.
     
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  15. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes I think that's true! I've found that most US coin collectors, collect basic "white bread coins." Meaning, most collectors here in the US only collect US Mint issued coins. That's cool, to each their own! :D
     
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