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Netherlands, Trade Coinage, Gold Ducat, 1928
The knight holding a bundle of arrows signifies the unity of the six northern provinces under the 1579 Union of Utrecht -- a declaration of independence from Spain.
SH73976. Gold Ducat, Schulman 779, SCWC KM 83.1, Friedberg 352, UNC, Utrecht mint, weight 3.497g, maximum diameter 20.8mm, die axis 0o
, 1928; obverse PARVAE CRESCUNT CONCORDIA RES (The union makes small things grow), knight in armor standing right, sword in right hand over shoulder, bundle of six arrows in left, dividing date 19-23; seahorse (privy mark: Hoitsema 1909-1933) upper left, caduceus (mintmark: Utrecht) upper right; reverse MO. AUR.REG. BELGII AD LEGEM IMPERII. (Money of the provinces of the United Netherlands according to the law of the empire), legend in square tablet, surrounded by double frame ornamented in margins with floral scrolls; slant reeded edge; mintage 571,881, gold 0.9830 fine, actual gold weight 0.1104 oz.; ex CNG e-auction 345, part of lot 735; ex Patrick H. James Collection; SOLD
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