Why buy this Proof 70 Ultra Cameo 2017 Netherlands 1 oz. Silver Lion Dollar Proof?
This Netherlands 2017 1 oz. Silver Lion Dollar Proof is ideal for collectors with an interest in American and/or monetary history. It is based on the designs of the 1617 Dutch daalder, which many consider to be the first American silver dollar. Struck from .9999 fine silver at the Royal Dutch Mint, this proof is part of a mintage that has been limited to 5,000 pieces. Its relief commemorates the 400th anniversary of the particular issue.
Stunning Lion design
Both faces of this proof are based on the designs that were issued in Utrecht in 1617. On the obverse, an artistically rendered lion stands on its hind legs in left-side profile. It extends its from paws menacingly and swings its tail high. Rim inscriptions read, “NON MOVETVR 2017CONFIDENS DNO.”
On the reverse is an armored night, whose legs are obscured by a shield. On the shield is another lion. Inscriptions along the rim read, “FOE BELG TRA MO ARG PRO CON.”
Flawless Proof 70 Ultra Cameo with World Money Fair Releases
This proof earned the highest grade given out by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Proof 70, meaning that it is in perfect condition. It was also certified as an Ultra Cameo, which means that its heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields contrast sharply. NGC provided this information on a label that celebrates the World Money Fair.