Dutch Gold Ducats – since 1586
With a remodelled knight | The start of four historic trading stories
About Golden DucatsThe Dutch Coinage Act first included ducats on 4 August 1586. They are still featured in it today as trade coins. The ducat is a gold coin which originally came from the Republic of Venice and was later also produced in the Netherlands. The Dutch Gold Ducat grew into one of the world’s most popular trade coins. Double and Single Gold Ducats are also being minted in 2018, helping to keep the memory of our rich trading past alive.
The obverse of this coin shows a knight holding a sword in one hand and a bundle of arrows in the other. The reverse bears the motto ‘Concordia Res Parvae Crescunt’, Latin for ‘Small things flourish by concord’, but better known as ‘Unity makes Strength’.