The Dutch Gold Ducat (1586-1986)
This 45 page booklet by the Dutch numismatic curator and author Albert A. J. Scheffers was published on the 400th anniversary of the Netherlands gold ducat, a coin first struck in 1586 and which today is the oldest continuously-issued gold coin in the world.
The book covers the coin's development, its history through the years as the Netherlands evolved from a federation of provinces to a constitutional monarchy, and a summary of the years in which each provincial mint struck gold and double gold ducats. 4.5 x 6.75". Colored images throughout.