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This ICG-graded gold Ducat was issued for Utrecht (one of the old provinces of the Netherlands) in the year 1652 (the same year that Jan van Riebeeck set foot at the Cape of Good Hope!).
Graded as being in almost Uncirculated condition (AU53)
Obverse: Armoured knight holding bundle of arrows with the legend CONCORDIA RES PAR CRESTRA
Reverse: Inscription MO:ORD/PROVIN/FOEDER:/BELGAD/LEG.IMP within ornamented square
Weight: 3.5 grams and struck in 98.6% pure gold in 1652
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“... Independent Coin Grading Company (ICG) is one of the top four grading companies (the other three being NGC, PCGS and ANACS). Owners/graders do not buy, sell or trade in coins. ICG also has the intercept® insert ring, the only company with this product. They tend to be tough on gold and easier on modern proof coins ...”
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