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This former trade coin depicts the “Silver Rider,” a rider on horseback with sword raised, ready for battle. The Ducaton was first issued in 1761 from the province of Utrecht.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Mintage of only 200 coins.
- Comes housed in a Royal Delft earthenware along with certificate of authenticity from the Royal Dutch Mint. The Delft blue coin holder reflects the scene on the coin and also shows a rider on horseback. Below the rider you see the Dutch coat of arms. The scene is surrounded by the text MO: NO: ARG: CONFOE: BELG: PRO: TRAI (New Silver coin of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, Utrecht).
- Obverse: Features a knight riding his horse along with the lettering MO.NO.ARG.PRO.CON FOE.BELG.D.GEL.C.Z. which translates to, "New Silver coin of the Dutch Republic. Duchy of Gelderland."
- Reverse: Displays the coat of arms along with the lettering CONCORDIA. RES.PARVAE. CRESCVNT. 2022 which translates to, "Concordance makes small things grow."
- Guaranteed by the Royal Dutch Mint.
This stunning Silver Proof coin is loved around the world for its 1 oz metal content and classic restrike design. Add the 2022 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Proof Ducaton Silver Rider Restrike to your cart today!
About the Royal Dutch Mint
The Royal Dutch Mint is a company owned entirely by the Dutch state, and since 1807 the only Dutch entity that is allowed to strike and issue coins.
On September 17, 1806, when the Netherlands was under the rule of King Louis Napoleon, he decided that the striking and distribution of coins should be by a single, national body. This was in contrast to the Middle Ages custom of large trading cities having their own mint and coins, which resulted in several coins circulating within the country and many levels of controlling bureaucracy.
Originally, it was the intention to found the mint in the capital city of Amsterdamt, but since there was insufficient finance available, it was decided to locate the national mint seat in Utrecht.
After Napoleon was defeated in 1813 and the Kingdom of the Netherlands was founded with William I as king, the mint was renamed as Rijks Munt. What is now known as Belgium was a part of the new kingdom, and a second mint was located in Brussels. When Belgium achieved independence in 1839, the Rijks Munt became the only mint in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The provincial coins had been minted before the unification of the mint were still in circulation. Due to their relatively high intrinsic value, the "new" coins would only gain popularity with the passage of time. In 1849, the provincial coins were officially taken out of circulation.
In 1901, the company was placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance, and in 1912 the mint officially became a company owned by the state. At the end of the German occupation during the Second World War in 1944, coins were produced in the United States. This was necessary to ensure that there would be enough currency available after the liberation. In 1994, Rijks Munt was renamed as De Nederlandse Munt NV. It became a company, 100% of whose shares are owned by the Dutch state. The queen awarded the company the prefix Koninklijk (Royal) five years later, and it was now allowed to call itself De Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (The Royal Dutch Mint).
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