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2017 Lion Dollar - 1 oz Silver Proof - Royal Dutch Mint
2017 Lion Dollar - 1 oz Silver Proof - Royal Dutch Mint

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Our Price: $79.95
Year: 2017
Mint(s): Royal Dutch Mint
Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Diameter: 38.68 mm
Mintage: 5,000

Product Code: 35476

The Return of the Original ... this Time in Proof!

The original Lion Dollar was produced by the Royal Dutch Mint in the 1600s and is considered to be the first silver dollar circulated and in use in the New World (the Americas and Caribbean). In fact, if you check out the Guide to U.S. Coins, you will see that this silver dollar is literally the second coin shown! Known as “Daalders” amongst the Dutch and were heavily used in the colony of New Amsterdam, a Dutch Colony what is now New York state. This name, when combined with the commonly used German word “Thaller” led to the creation of the denomination we still use today: The Dollar!

The design of this new 2017 Silver Dollar is something special, in the sense that it is not a new design at fact, it is the exact opposite! These new silver Lions bear the same exact design struck by the Royal Dutch Mint several centuries ago. A reverse featuring an Armored Knight holding the Dutch Coat-of-Arms, and an obverse displaying the Rampant Lion, the King of Beasts, with its sharp claws raised and at the ready. Each coin features a stunning collectors edition Proof surface and is struck from .999 fine silver.

And not only is this a return of a silver dollar icon, but it is also hands-down one of the rarest coins released in 2017! With a mintage of just 5,000 coins, only a handful of collectors will get the chance to own this silver proof re-strike!

Each silver proof Lion will arrive in a custom-made collector’s coin case, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity, and a reprinting of a map that details the many international Dutch colonies in which this silver dollar was used!

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver
  • Comes in Stunning Proof Condition
  • Restrike of the original Lion Dollar from the 16th and 17th Centuries
    • Same exact design as the original
  • Obverse: a Rampant Lion, known as the King of Beasts with its front claws raised and at the ready. The Lion is synonymous with bravery and nobility. The inscription of “ Mo. Arg. Pro. Confoe. Belg.Tra” is also present which translates to: “New silver coin according to the law of the province of the Netherlands, Utrecht.”
  • Reverse: features an armored Knight holding the Dutch Coat-of-Arms. The inscription of “Confidens. Dno. Non. Movetvr” is also present which translates to: “Whom trusts in the Lord shall not stray” as well as the Year\Date (2017), Mint Mark, and Mint Master’s Mark of the Royal Dutch Mint
  • Has an incredibly small mintage of just 5,000 coins!
  • Each coin will arrive encapsulated, in a custom-made collectors case, in stunning Proof condition
  • Guaranteed Authentic from the Royal Dutch Mint, with accompanying Certificate of Authenticity

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