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- Limited mintage of only 810 coins.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- This coin is graded PF-70 Ultra Cameo by NGC with the First Release designation.
- Obverse: Displays a large heraldic lion in a larger size. The design has two circles of beadwork around the rim enclosing a legend, the date of issue, "2023," and the motto of the United Provinces, "CONFIDENS. DNO. NON. MOVETVR," or “Who trusts in the Lord is not moved” (“DNO” is an abbreviation of “Domino” or “Lord”).
- Reverse: Features standing knight. In front of his legs rests a shield bearing a lion in what is known as the rampant position (this lion is found on both the Dutch and Holland coats of arms).
- Guaranteed by the Royal Dutch Mint.
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About the Lion Dollar
The Lion Dollar is a century-old coin, mainly used in the trade overseas. There must be many coins that traveled the world this way and there are no doubt coins among them that fell from the ship and sank to the bottom of the ocean. The bottom of the ocean is also the start of a new process: the formation of marble. Marble is created by the crumbling of rocks that sink, along with other organic materials. This sediment sinks under various layers of the Earth and the accumulation of overlying Earth layers cause a high pressure. The sedimentary rock also comes closer to the Earth’s core, where the temperature is much higher. The pressure and heat change the cell structure and create marble. A marble coin holder is perfect for this trade coin!
About the Royal Dutch Mint
The Royal Dutch Mint is a company owned entirely by the Dutch State, and since 1807, the only Dutch entity that is allowed to strike and issue coins.
On September 17, 1806, when The Netherlands was under the rule of King Louis Napoleon, he decided that the striking and distribution of coins should be by a single, national body. This was in contrast to the Middle Ages custom of large trading cities having their own mint and coins, which resulted in several coins circulating within the country and many levels of controlling bureaucracy.
Originally it was the intention to found the mint in the capital city of Amsterdam, but since there was insufficient finance available, it was decided to locate the national mint seat in Utrecht.
After Napoleon was defeated in 1813 and the Kingdom of the Netherlands was founded with William I as king, the mint was renamed as Rijks Munt. What is now known as Belgium was a part of the new kingdom, and a second mint was located in Brussels. When Belgium achieved independence in 1839, the Rijks Munt became the only mint in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The provincial coins had been minted before the unification of the mint were still in circulation. Due to their relatively high intrinsic value, the "new" coins would only gain popularity with the passage of time. In 1849, the provincial coins were officially taken out of circulation.
In 1901, the company was placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance, and in 1912, the mint officially became a company owned by the state. At the end of the German occupation during the Second World War in 1944, coins were produced in the United States. This was necessary to ensure that there would be enough currency available after the liberation. In 1994, Rijks Munt was renamed as De Nederlandse Munt NV. It became a company with 100% of its shares owned by the Dutch State. The queen awarded the company the prefix Koninklijk (Royal) five years later, and the company was allowed to call itself De Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (The Royal Dutch Mint).
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