1649 Netherland 2 Ducat NGC MS61

$7,500.00 USD


This coin was produced shortly after the end of the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648), during which the Dutch provinces gained independence from Spanish rule. The ducat was a widely recognized and trusted gold trade coin during this period.

The obverse of the coin typically features an armored knight, which symbolizes the martial strength and independence of the Dutch Republic. In this case, the knight is clutching a bow and a cluster of arrows, representing the unity of the seven provinces that formed the Republic.

The reverse usually features an inscription within an ornamented square or tablet. This inscription often includes the phrase "MO. AUR. REG. BELGII AD LEGEM IMPERII," which translates to "Gold coin of the Kingdom of Belgium according to the law of the empire," reflecting the coin's legal tender status in the Holy Roman Empire.