A coin in the Netherlands Mint Law for 350 years, the 2021 Silver Ducats continue the Castle series begun last year. The standing knight, always Field Marshal Godard van Reede (1644 – 1703), is standing in front of a different castle on every coin, holding the coat of arms of the castle’s province. We now have the 4th Silver Ducat of 2020, issued for Muiderslot Castle (left). The castle was commissioned by Floris V (1254 – 1296), Count of Holland, and in 1878 became one of the first national museums. The first coin of 2021 is for the notorious Loevestein Castle in Zalt- bommel, Gelderland. It was completed in 1368. In 1619, it was made into a prison for political prisoners. and played an important role in one of the most famous stories in Dutch history: the escape in a book chest of Hugo Grotius in 1621. Grotius was a lawyer and politician, still considered today as the father of international law. The castle celebrates the 400th anniversary of this special event this year. Each coin is in a deluxe box with a certificate and background information. We’ll let you know about the other 2021 Silver Ducats later in the year.
Metal .873 silverWeight 28.25 gDiameter 40 mmQuality ProofMintage 2,000 each