lion dollar


Definition of lion dollar

: a silver dollar of the Netherlands having a lion rampant on the obverse and first issued in 1575

called also leeuwendaalder

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First Known Use of lion dollar

1697, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lion dollar

translation of Dutch leeuwendaalder; from the lion rampant on the obverse

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“Lion dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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