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Official Restrike: Prince Dollar 2022 Silver – Piedfort edition

Official Restrike: Prince Dollar 2022 Silver – Piedfort edition
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  • One time restrike of the Prince Dollar from 1583
  • Only official coin with image of Willem van Oranje
  • Limited mintage of 75 pieces
  • Struck in double weight (2 ounces) Silver
  • Including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Delivered in luxurious packaging
Delivery from August
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With great pride, the Royal Dutch Mint launches an official restrike of the Prince Dollar from 1583, in honor of 450 years of the Netherlands. The coin is the only official one with an image of Willem van Oranje. The Prince played a very important part in the Dutch Revolt and eventually the Birth of the Netherlands. The Prince Dollar Restrike will be available in silver and gold, both in 1 and 2 ounces.
 
Design prince dollar
After the introduction of the lion dollar, Holland also came up with the need to enter a heavier rijksdaalder, a coin that would comply with the German laws at that time. The Baltic Sea trade also created demand for a better coin. The first emission of the prince dollar took place from 1583 – 1585. The original silver coin has an armored statue of Willem van Oranje on the obverse, he is carrying a sword in his right hand. The inscription contains the saying ‘Vigilate Deo confidentes’, which means ‘Watch, trusting on God’. The reverse contains a helmeted provincial coat of arms.  With the restrike, the year 2022 is also placed on the coin. The Prince Dollar in Silver 2 ounces will be delivered in a luxurious packaging, including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Piedfort edition
The restrikes in Piedfort have the same diameter as the regular editions, but are minted on twice as thick blanks. Traditionally, Piedfort coins were minted to convey prosperity and power. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, rulers gave these prestigious coins to their household as a gift. Today, Piedfort coins are real collector's items. These double-thick editions are extra limited and twice as special.
 

Specifications
Article number 0114641
Metal Silver
Content 999/1000
Weight 2 troy ounce (62.2 g)
Diameter 38.7 mm
Edge Smooth
Quality Proof
Mintage 75