Zilveren Dukaat (Silver Ducat) 1660 - Overijssel

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  1. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    After a long focus on ancients (almost exclusively) I have finally turned my attention back to my Age of Sail & Discovery collection. To that end, I just bought this Silver Ducat to add to my collection of 17th century Dutch crown sized coins.

    Zilveren dukaat, 1660, Overijssel

    Obv: Armoured knight, standing, with crowned shield of Overijssel at feet
    Rev: Crowned shield, lion clutching arrows
    Weight: 27.95


    I now have a Leeuwendaalder, a Rijksdaalder, and of course the Zilveren Dukaat above.

    Still on the list:

    - Zilveren Rijder
    - 30 Stuivers and other half varieties of pretty much all of the above
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  3. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Nice! I love coins like this. A thrill to hold in your hand...
  4. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Indeed, they feel lovely in the hand, and you know they're just dripping in history.

    If these coins could talk...
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  5. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    I'm really liking that armored knight! Nice one AC!
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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    There may be hope for you after all :D
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  7. AussieCollector

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  8. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Beautiful coin with a good amount of detail remaining. Great addition. :)
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Very nice. I want one of these big silver Dutch historical types someday.
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  10. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Go for it! They're very affordable (when compared to 8 Reales, for example) - especially the Leeuwendaalders.
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I've been browsing them some. The right juxtaposition of taste and budget just hasn't happened yet.
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  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Hey Harry ! Trip the circuit breakers on B7 and H39 !

    There ya go Rob, now the stars shall align correctly for you ;)
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Alas, in my current financial state, it'll take more than that. I'm saving up so I can afford a damaged VF 1978 Memorial cent. ;)
  14. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    nice coin. I love those big chunky not perfectly round coins. here's my silver rider
    and slightly older and smaller:
  15. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Nice @dirty_brian !

    I was just looking at Silver Riders last night. It is next on the list, without a doubt. Then a Gulden, then 30 stuivers, then the rest of the 1/2 varieties.
  16. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    there's so many types out there. here's big one
    and a smaller one
  17. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    So I thought you might like to know.

    That first coin there, which is labelled "Netherlands Zeeland Daalder", is called a Leeuwendaalder (minted in the province of Zeeland). Splitting hairs perhaps.

    In your post above this one, the second coin, which is labelled "1/2 Ducaton", is a 1/2 Leeuwendaalder, minted in the province of Holland.
  18. dirty_brian

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  19. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Yes, unfortunately information regarding Dutch age of sail coinage is rare. And where it does exist, the information is often poor - particularly in English.

    Here is info on your 1/2 Leeuwendaalder (including source - sorry about the photos):


  20. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    I think whats really happening here is that is easier to just use "daalder" instead of the other. in my case, it fits better in my image. or maybe its the English version of the Dutch spelling. doesn't really matter to me that much.
  21. dirty_brian

    dirty_brian Well-Known Member

    I believe I have this one right. I bought it for roughly $7 at a small coin show a few years ago. I was surprised to get it for so low.
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