Americas First Silver Dollar 2- PC Set

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Price: $679.00
Item Number: NK12981
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America’s First Silver Dollar 2- PC Set

This is a rare opportunity to acquire the Colonial coin that is widely regarded as America’s first silver dollar and a new commemorative restrike from the Royal Dutch Mint. This is the perfect combination of the old and the new. Hold history in the palm of your hands with a genuine silver Lion dollar or Leeuwendaalder, which circulated in New York and throughout the Eastern seaboard in the 1600s. Then view the official government restrike, a stunning silver proof coin made using modern minting techniques that would be unimaginable to the residents of New York, formerly New Amsterdam, over 400 years ago.
 
Before the formation of the United States of America, immigrants in New Amsterdam, modern day New York, traded these Dutch-minted Leeuwendaalders. They are regarded by coin experts as America’s first silver dollars and are the third coin listed in the “Red Book Coin Guide to U.S. Coins”. These genuine silver coins are over 400 years old.
 
With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint has now released 5,000 modern Lion Dollars based on the original design issued in 1617. These are genuine Government Issue restrikes. Each coin has a high quality proof strike and is minted from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. The design shows an image of a Dutch knight standing in front of a shield bearing a fierce lion, in what is known as the rampant position above the Zeeland Waves. The reverse depicts the same heraldic lion in a larger size above the Zeeland Waves.
 
These 2018 Lion Dollar silver proof coins are genuine, limited edition collector items. They are ideal for collectors of both ancient and modern coins, and for historians. The Lion Dollar, or Leeuwendaalder, is considered to be America’s first silver dollar, a fact that is prominently displayed on their NGC certified coin holders and enhances their collectible value. This is a unique opportunity to combine an original coin minted over 400 years ago with an official Government Issue restrike.
 
• Original silver coin issued over 400 years ago
• America’s first silver dollar
• Royal Dutch Mint restrike
• Limited mintage of just 5,000 coins
• NGC special certified collectible holders
• Unique combination of the old and the new
 
NGC Grading
 
The original Lion dollar has been authenticated and certified as Genuine Circulated, guaranteeing it is a genuine coin. No numerical grade is given to the surfaces of the coins that were used in everyday commerce over 400 years ago. The image shown is a representation ofthe quality of coins you will receive. Our choice of dates. 
 
The Royal Dutch Mint restrike has been certified in perfect PF70 condition.

The term proof coin refers to the method of manufacture of the coin and not the grade of the coin. Proof coins are presentation pieces and made specifically for coin collectors. They are struck using specially prepared coin dies, on a specially prepared coin blanks called a planchets. Proof coins are struck several times on presses operating at slower speeds and higher striking pressure. Because of this extra care, Proofs usually exhibit much sharper detail than regular, or business, strikes. Proof coins certified in PF70 condition should be flawless, fully struck, and lustrous with superb eye appeal. 
 
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) Certified label
 
A coin collector buys both the coin and the slab. In addition to buying the certification service’s reputation and a numeric grade, the coin buyer purchases the holder as a physical object. NGC special labels enhance and differentiate your coin from others in the same grade, serving a function beyond recording the coin’s authenticity and condition. The presentation and collectible value of these coins is enhanced by being identified as one of the first 1,000 coins struck and by referencing the original coin’s status as America’s first silver dollars.