1667, Netherlands, Kampen. Silver Lion Daalder (Dog Dollar of 48 Stuiver) Coin.
Condition: VF+ Mint Year: 1667 Mint Place: Kampen Reference: Davenport 4879, KM-35.3 ($140 in VF!). Denomination: Lion Dollar / Dog Dollar (Leeuwendaalder in Dutch) of 48 Stuiver Weight: 26.98gm Diameter: 41mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Standing knight left, head right, in front of his legs arms shield bearing rampart lion. Legend: MO · ARG · CIV · IMP · BELG · CAMPEN ·
Reverse: Heraldic lion left. Date in legend above, split by privy mark (Moor´s head). Legend: CONFIDENS · DNO · NON·. MOVETVR . 16 (privy mark: Moor´s head) 67 . Translated: "Relying on God shall not be confounded!"
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.
Kampen is a city and municipality in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. A member of the former Hanseatic League, it is located at the lower reaches of the river IJssel. The municipality of Kampen had a population of 53,063 in 2017 and covers an area of 161.79 square kilometres (62.47 square miles). Kampen is located in the North West of Overijssel and is the largest city in this region. The city of Kampen itself has around 35,000 inhabitants. Kampen has one of the best preserved old town centres of the Netherlands, including remains of the ancient city wall (of which three gates are still standing) and numerous churches. Also notable are the three bridges over the IJssel which connect Kampen with IJsselmuiden and Kampereiland, the agricultural area between the branches which form the IJssel delta, and a windmill (d' Olde Zwarver – the Old Vagabond). Traditionally people in Kampen speak a variation of the Sallands dialect, known as Kampers.