Orders Being Accepted Till Could 27 When Mintage Set, Reservations No Longer Assured
By Coin & Foreign money Institute ……
The Dutch Gold Ducat and Double Gold Ducat are showing in one other variation of their conventional, traditional design for his or her 2021 difficulty from the Royal Dutch Mint. The primary Gold Ducat with the legendary standing knight was struck in Holland beneath the United Provinces in 1586. The primary Double Ducat got here from the province of Friesland in 1612. The Dutch Kingdom continued the follow.
The coin has all the time had the identical fundamental obverse of a standing knight accompanied by an ornately inscribed pill on the reverse. The one variations replicate inventive liberties taken by mint engravers. The cash are based mostly on the design of the engraver Johan Willem Marmé, the die cutter on the Utrecht Mint from 1763 to 1795. Marmé’s present-day successors in Utrecht have taken his unique design, characterised by a definite helmet and correct, detailed buttons on the knight’s outfit, and tailored it to the necessities of Twenty first-century minting.
The 2021 points are the final in a four-year collection that focuses on the worldwide use of the ducats over 4 centuries.
They use the factors of the compass as a information to discover the commerce routes wherein the Gold Ducats performed an necessary function. The 2018 coin pointed north to the Baltics, the place the grain commerce specifically led to huge earnings for Dutch merchants. The journey in 2019 was east to Asia, the place along with the Dutch buying and selling outpost of Batavia (Indonesia), the Dutch East India Firm (VOC) based many alternative buying and selling posts in a number of nations. To make commerce simpler, the corporate minted its personal cash, together with the Gold Ducats. The 2020 points continued south, in the direction of Africa, the place many gold sources had been found and the place pirates and privateers interrupted many an East India Buying and selling Firm journey – to the formers’ revenue and the corporate’s loss.
This 12 months’s difficulty factors west and marks an necessary anniversary. On June 3, 1621, the Geoctrooieerde Westindische Compagnie (GWC), or Dutch West India Firm, was granted a constitution for a commerce monopoly within the Dutch West Indies by the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. It might function in West Africa (between the Tropic of Most cancers and the Cape of Good Hope) and the Americas, together with the Pacific Ocean and the jap a part of New Guinea. It additionally had a task within the short-lived colony in North America, then known as New Netherland, that prolonged from Maryland to Massachussetts and inlcuded what’s now New York Metropolis. The reverse of this 12 months’s cash are adorned with acanthus leaves, shells, the letter “W,” and an ornate Sixteenth-century “Plakaat”, or placard, the act that codified the ducats as authorized tender within the Dutch Republic.
The cash are manufactured from the long-time Dutch ducat commonplace of .983 high-quality gold. The one Gold Ducat weighs 3.494 grams and is 21 mm in diameter, and will be reserved for $399 USD. The 26 mm Double Gold Ducat weighs 6.988 grams and prices $689. Each are in wooden circumstances with numbered certificates.
The one Gold Ducat and its companion coin, the Double Gold Ducat, are each minted solely in Proof high quality and are being supplied on a reservation-only foundation till Could 27. Gross sales will then shut and the mintage will likely be restricted by the Mint to the variety of orders acquired. In 2020 the issued quantities had been 878 Gold Ducats and solely 798 Double Ducats.
The Mint advises that supply will likely be in September. The cash will solely be charged to patrons when they’re shipped.
Orders are being accepted on a first-come, first-served foundation till Could 27, 2021. For extra data on the cash or to order go to www.coin-currency.com or contact the Coin & Foreign money Institute, P.O. Field 399, Williston, VT 05495. Toll-free: 1-800-421-1866. Fax: 802-536-4787. E-mail: [email protected]. Add $7.50 per order for insured Precedence Mail. Vermont residents ought to add 6% gross sales tax. Main bank cards are accepted.