- Based on the rare 1701 Lion Dollar from the Dutch province of Overijssel
- Strictly limited mintage of 50 pieces
- In beautiful bamboo Sommer Dutch Glass Art coin holder
- Unique Piedfort thickness: 2 troy ounces (62.2 grams)
- With numbered Certificate of Authenticity
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 Silver Proof is found in a luxury coin holder by Sommer Dutch Glass Art. In the bamboo 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 laser engraving. The round shape of the glass enlarges the issue so you can admire its fine details. The Lion Dollar in Silver Proof comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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 silver Lion Dollar is also available in Piedfort edition.
Specifications coin holder
|Dimensions bamboo base||100 mm diameter, 30 mm height|
|Dimensions glass globe||78 mm diameter, 38 mm height|
|Weight||345 g in total|
|Decoration||High quality laser engraving|
|Weight||2 troy ounce (62.2 g)|
|Mintage||50 pieces in Sommer Dutch Glass Art coin holder|