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Royal Dutch Mint

Today, the United States Mint is known for reliably striking high quality coins, but many other mints from around the world are actually much older and have more history. One example of this is the Royal Dutch Mint, whose origins can be traced back to the 1500s.The Royal Dutch Mint strikes a number of impressive coins today. With the considerable amount of history behind this Mint and the Netherlands, it only makes their coins even more appealing.

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Royal Dutch Mint History

The Royal Dutch Mint is located in Ultrecht, which is one of the largest cities in the Netherlands. The facility that became the Royal Dutch Mint was built there in 1567. However, it was not until 1999 that it technically became the Royal Dutch Mint as we know it today.

Coins from the Royal Dutch Mint

In addition to coins for their own country, the Royal Dutch Mint also strikes coins for other countries. Most of them are other European nations. Some of the annual coins offered today are a tribute to the well-known Dutch coins of history, such as the Gold Ducat.

The recently reintroduced Lion Dollar is also quite popular. These coins were widely used in international trade during their time in circulation and they actually served as something of a predecessor to the United States silver dollar.