Official Restrike: Lion Dollar 2021 Gold – Piedfort Edition

Official Restrike: Lion Dollar 2021 Gold – Piedfort Edition

official restrike lion dollar 2021 gold piedfort edition - Royal Dutch mint

Internationally loved trade coin in double thickness
  • Strictly limited mintage of 10 pieces
  • In numbered oak Sommer Dutch Glass Art coin holder
  • Unique Piedfort thickness: 2 troy ounces (62.2 grams)
  • Based on the rare 1701 Lion Dollar from the Dutch province of Overijssel
  • With Certificate of Authenticity
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The Lion Dollar is an iconic trade coin which has been a part of the Royal Dutch Mint annual program since 2017. The Lion Dollar is named after the image of the Dutch Lion on the obverse and was struck for the first time in the Netherlands in 1575. At that time, each province had their own lion and their own mint where the Lion Dollars were struck. The Lion Dollar was mostly used in sea trade and became an internationally used trade coin.

The lion from the province of Overijssel
After the restrikes from the provinces of Utrecht, Zeeland, Gelderland and Holland, the province of Overijssel now provides the original Lion Dollar the restrike is based on. It has been exactly 320 years since the Overijssel Lion Dollar was struck for the last time. Nowadays, the original 1701 Lion Dollar in good quality is very hard to find. This proves the popularity of the former trade coin.

Sommer Dutch Glass Art coin holder
The Lion Dollar in Gold Proof is found in a luxury coin holder by Sommer Dutch Glass Art. In the oak base the Lion Dollar is found in impeccable Proof-quality, protected by a capsule. The removable glass globe depicts a line drawing of the iconic lion in high quality artisanal sandblasted decoration. The round shape of the glass enlarges the issue so you can admire its fine details. The glass is uniquely numbered. The Lion Dollar in Gold Proof comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Piedfort edition
The numismatic term “Piedfort” is taken from the French language and is used to describe coins in double thickness. Traditionally, Piedfort coins were used as a way of showing wealth and power. In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, rulers across Europe started the tradition of giving “prestige pieces” to members of their court. Nowadays, Piedfort coins are highly wanted collector’s items. The gold Lion Dollar is also available in Piedfort edition.

Specifications coin holder
Dimensions oak base      100 mm diameter, 30 mm height
Dimensions glass globe 78 mm diameter, 38 mm height
Weight 345 g in total
Decoration High quality artisanal sandblasted decoration
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Article number 0110529
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Metal Gold
Content 999,9/1000
Weight 2 troy ounce (62,2 g)
Diameter 38,7 mm
Edge serrated
Quality Proof
Mintage 10 stuks in Sommer Dutch Glass Art munthouder