The Gold Ducat was minted in The Netherlands, starting from 1568, and was based on the Venetian Ducato, on which other countries like Austria, Germany and Hungary also based their Ducats.

Between 1659 and 1816 a silver Ducat was minted in The Netherlands, and this had a worth of 50 Stuivers. One Stuiver is equal to 5 cents, so the Ducat would be worth 250 cents or 2½ Guilders.

The Dutch Ducat is still included in the Dutch Mint Act to this day, so that’s 350 years of beautiful coin history, for this world renowned trade coin.

In 1989 production of the silver Ducat was resumed again by the Royal Dutch Mint, and to this day are issued in limited numbers.