An anniversary in Dutch coinage is occurring this year as the Netherlands marks the 200th anniversary of the minting of the Gold Ducat in its current design. To commemorate the occasion, the single Gold Ducat for 2017 is being struck as a one-time-only anniversary edition, with the original design, the thin, armored knight that was used from 1817 until 1986, and with the double dates of 1817 and 2017.
The single Gold Ducat is in proof quality and is offered on a reservation only basis until the end of May. Sales will then close and the mintage will be restricted to the number of orders received. In 2016 the issued amount was 1,045 Gold Ducats.
The coin is made of the long-time Dutch ducat standard of .983 fine gold. It weighs 3.494 grams and is 21 mm in diameter