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2019 Netherlands 1-oz Silver Lion Dollar Gem Proof
One of America’s First Silver Dollars Returns as a Modern Silver Proof
The Dutch Lion dollar – or Leeuwendaalder – is considered by many coin experts to be America’s first silver dollar. We’ll let the experts debate that question, but it If it’s not the first silver dollar to circulate in the New World, it was certainly one of the first and proved to be an important coin for Colonial America’s trade and commerce. How important? Important enough to be listed as the fourth coin in the United States Red Book!
The original coins were struck from approximately 1575 to 1713 – and few of these coins exist today for collectors seeking to fill an important hole in their collections. But now you can get the next best thing: an official commemorative restrike from the Royal Dutch Mint that’s crafted in a full ounce of highly pure 99.99% silver!
To pull this off, the Dutch mint masters turned to a vintage 1651-dated Lion Dollar struck in Gelderland, a province of the Netherlands located in the central eastern part of the country. While the designs of the coin stayed basically the same over the years with a heraldic lion on the obverse and a knight standing with his shield on the reverse, they often featured slight changes due to the nature of the minting process in the 1600s. Due to its exceptional high quality, the 1651 Gelderland Lion Dollar proved to be the ideal model to serve as the basis for this modern silver proof.
And the results are extraordinary! Each Lion Dollar available in this offer comes in gorgeous Gem Proof condition, meaning they were expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. Each will arrive in official government packaging from the mint and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the Royal Dutch Mint Master, Stephan Satijn.
With just 5,000 of these magnificent silver proofs available for worldwide release you’d better act fast because we don’t expect our limited supply to be “lion” around for long!
- SILVER TRIBUTE TO IMPORTANT COLONIAL COIN – The Dutch Lion dollar – or Leeuwendaalder – is considered by many coin experts to be America’s first silver dollar. They are the fourth coins listed in the United States Red Book due to their importance to Colonial America’s trade and commerce. This modern proof is a gorgeous restrike of the original designs that depict a heraldic lion on the obverse and a knight standing with his shield on the reverse.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Lion Dollar has been struck in an ounce of highly pure 99.99% silver and measures 38.7 mm in diameter.
- GORGEOUS GEM PROOF CONDITION – Your 2019 Netherlands One-Ounce Silver Lion Dollar will come in gorgeous Gem Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
- LOW WORLDWIDE EDITION LIMIT – The maximum worldwide edition limit for this proof has been set at just 5,000.
Dutch Lion Dollars were among the first coins to circulate in the New World in the 1600s, but few remain today. Now you can secure an official restrike with the 2019 Netherlands One-Ounce Silver Lion Dollar Proof. Order yours today!
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Mint Name||Royal Dutch Mint|
|Coin Weight||31.1 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|