First released in 1575 by a Dutch province struggling for its freedom, the lion dollar would go on to become a form of global currency within a century of its debut that was used by merchants around the world. The lion dollar was last struck in the Netherlands in 1713, but in 2017 the modern Royal Dutch Mint revived the beautiful design on a modern restrike collectible. Right now, 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Netherlands Lion Dollars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Royal Dutch Mint!
- Third issue of the Lion Dollar restrike design!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- On the obverse face is the original rampant lion from the Lion Dollar.
- The reverse side offers an image of a Dutch knight with a shield and rampant lion.
- Proof specimens.
Each 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Netherlands Lion Dollar available here comes with its own presentation packaging. The Royal Dutch Mint houses the coin itself inside of a protective acrylic capsule and it is set within a black presentation box with a silver lid. The inside of the lid features a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint. Each one of the coins comes with frosted designs and mirrored fields.
The Royal Dutch Mint introduced the Proof Silver Lion Dollars in 2017. This marked the 400th anniversary of the wider adoption of the Lion Dollar by Dutch provinces. It was Holland that first introduced a lion dollar in 1575, but eventually, six of the seven Dutch provinces would issue the design of the lion dollar. In fact, it became so popular that it was even issued by German and Italian cities in the 17th century.
On the obverse face of 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Netherlands Lion Dollars is the iconic, historic image of the lion. The rampant lion has long been a part of the heraldry of the Netherlands and the province of Holland. It was subsequently chosen as the central design for the Dutch dollar coins that would go on to see widespread use by European merchants and those visiting the ports of the Dutch East Indies.
The reverse side of 2019 Proof Silver Netherlands Lion Dollars includes a depiction of a 17th-century Dutch knight. The knight is shown with battle regalia on and a shield in front of its figure. The shield bears the rampant lion from the Dutch coat of arms, a figure that is also commonly used in the Belgian coat of arms.
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