Official Restrike Lion Dollar 2024 Silver 2 Ounce

€319.00
Official Restrike Lion Dollar 2024 Silver 2 Ounce

official restrike lion dollar 2024 silver 2 ounce - Royal Dutch mint

€319.00
  • Rare Lion Dollar from 1640, minted in the city of Deventer
  • Coin with unique inscription
  • Last Silver 2 Ounce of the Lion Dollar was completely sold out!
  • Delivered in a special and fitting coin holder, made of beech wood
  • Limited issue
  • Certificate of Authenticity is included
 Delivery from the end of April
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The new Silver Lion Dollar has arrived! There continues to be a lot of interest in coins that where minted many years ago in The Netherlands. And we understand that very well: these coins have so many stories to tell! And with a nice restrike of an old coin, you choose for impeccable quality and a beautiful story. Did you know that Dutch merchants preferred to use Lion Dollars to pay their debts to foreign countries? This was a much better option compared to other, more expensive Dutch coins. This way, the Lion Dollar became a common used coin in international trade.

From “daalder” to dollar
The Lion Dollar also had a big impact on the US Dollar, the biggest currency in the world. Dutch colonists brought the Lion Dollar to New Amsterdam (later New York) and used it extensively. The word ‘Daalder’ translates to ‘dollar’, which makes this Dutch coin of huge importance to the American Dollar of today.
 
The Lion Dollar was minted in the Netherlands from 1575 and issued by six out of seven Dutch provinces and several big cities. One of these cities is Deventer, located in the East of the Netherlands. The Lion Dollar 2024 Silver 2 Ounce is a restrike of the original Deventer coin, which has a very nice surprise in store!

Lion Dollar from Deventer
Deventer is one of the cities that minted and issued the Lion Dollar. However, this happened quite late, because Deventer had no interest in the strict control that was accompanied by minting this coin. In 1640, the Mintmaster of Deventer, Johan Wyntgens, got the assignment to mint Lion Dollars after all, because the minting of these coins seemed more profitable than expected.
 
Because Deventer is a city and not a province, the coat of arms of Holland is replaced by a city-eagle, the well-known figurehead of Deventer. There is also a different text than normal on the reverse of the coin: ‘ME VIGILANTE FLORET DAVENT’, this directly translates to: “Because I watch, Deventer blooms”. The text makes this Lion Dollar extra special.
 
Coin holder made of beech wood
As always, the Lion Dollar is delivered in a special coin holder. Especially for the Lion Dollar 2024 Silver 2 Ounce, we choose a beech wood packaging with an engraving of a lion’s head on the cover. This lion represents not only the Lion Dollar, but of course also the Netherlands. Beech is a strong type of wood, which is another great comparison to the strength of a lion, and also the importance of the coin in international trade. With the Lion Dollar 2024 Silver 2 Ounce, you’ll not only choose a unique coin, but also a very special coin holder.

More Information
Article number 0118532
Metal Silver
Content 999/1000
Weight 2 troy ounce (62,2 g)
Diameter 38,7 mm
Edge Smooth
Quality Proof
Mintage 50