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1638, Netherlands, West Friesland. Silver Lion Daalder (Dog Dollar) Coin. aXF!

Mint Year: 1638 Reference: Davenport 4870, KM-14.5. Mint Place: Enkhuizen (West Friesland) Condition: Scratches in reverse at 3, 9 and 12 o'clock, otherwise about XF!  Denomination: Lion Dollar / Dog Dollar (Leeuwendaalder in Dutch), also 48 Stuiver Weight: 27.02gm Diameter: 40mm Material: Silver

Obverse: Standing knight left, head right, in front of his legs arms shield bearing a standing lion (West Fresland). Legend: MO · ARG · PRO · CON FOE · BELG · WEST ·

Reverse: Heraldic lion left with long ornate S-like tail. Legend: CONFIDENS · DNO · NON · MOVETVR · I638 (privy mark: lilium)


The lion dollar circulated throughout the Middle East and was imitated in several German and Italian cities. It was also popular in the Dutch East Indies as well as in the Dutch New Netherlands Colony (New York). The lion dollar also circulated throughout the English colonies during the Seventeenth and early Eighteenth centuries. Examples circulating in the colonies were usually fairly well worn so that the design was not fully distinguishable, thus they were sometimes referred to as "dog dollars."

Lion dollars were usually produced from thin planchets that did not fully fill the thickness of the dies, thus they were often weakly struck.

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