Dutch Lion dollar

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
1647
Medium: 
Coin silver
Dimensions: 
Overall (approx. diam.): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

(Obverse) stamped with armored knight looking over his shoulder and standing behind a shield decorated with rampant lion standard; knight framed by two rows of circular lozenges. Within lozenge frame is text, “MO · ARG · PRO · CONFOE · BEL· TRA”. (Reverse) Stamped with rampant lion framed in two circular rows of lozenges; frame inscribed “1647” and Latin phrase, “CONFIDENS · DNO · NON · MOVETVR." Not uniformly round and appears to have been clipped.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Anthony Terranova
Object Number: 
2017.33.2
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

This Dutch coin is known as a leeuwendaalder, or lion dollar. Lion dollars circulated through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and New World between 1575 and 1713. The coins were minted for export trade, and were lighter and cheaper to produce than other large-denomination coins of the period. In addition, they were made of an alloy containing less silver than other coins: 75% silver and 25% copper alloy. This lesser alloy meant that the coins were less valuable then others in circulation during the period, making them ideal for trade. The extensive use of lion dollars in trade insured their spread across continents. Unsurprisingly, lion dollars were used in Dutch New Amsterdam during the seventeenth century.

Provenance: 
Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1647
eMuseum Object ID: 
77871
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dutch Lion dollar

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
1662
Medium: 
Coin silver
Dimensions: 
Overall (approx. diam.): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

(Obverse) Ornamented with similar armored knight as that on 1647 coin; circular frame made up of inner solid line with outer row of lozenges. Within lozenge frame is text, “MO · ARG · PRO · CONFOE · BEL· TRA”. (Reverse) Stamped with similar rampant lion; circular border also made up of solid, uninterrupted inner line. Outer frame also inscribed “1662” and Latin phrase, “CONFIDENS · DNO · NON · MOVETVR”. Not uniformly round and appears to have been clipped.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Anthony Terranova
Object Number: 
2017.33.1
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

This Dutch coin is known as a leeuwendaalder, or lion dollar. Lion dollars circulated through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and New World between 1575 and 1713. The coins were minted for export trade, and were lighter and cheaper to produce than other large-denomination coins of the period. In addition, they were made of an alloy containing less silver than other coins: 75% silver and 25% copper alloy. This lesser alloy meant that the coins were less valuable then others in circulation during the period, making them ideal for trade. The extensive use of lion dollars in trade insured their spread across continents. Unsurprisingly, lion dollars were used in Dutch New Amsterdam during the seventeenth century.

Provenance: 
Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1662
eMuseum Object ID: 
77870
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Transportation token

Classification: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jennifer Jensen
Object Number: 
2001.224
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45907
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

National Shrine of St. Anthony token

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1940-1960
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Description: 
Metal token with Image of St. Anthony holding the Christ child with text "ST. ANTHONY/ PRAY FOR US", On back: "NATIONAL/SHRINE OF ST ANTHONY/155 WEST 31 STREET/ N.Y.C./ IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION FOR YOUR CHARITY TO GOD'S POOR AND TO ME FR LUCIAN GALLAGHER OF M/ DIRECTOR OF RELIEF". Suspension loop at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jacob H. Schuhle
Object Number: 
2012.12
Marks: 
On back: "NATIONAL/SHRINE OF ST ANTHONY/155 WEST 31 STREET/ N.Y.C./ IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION FOR YOUR CHARITY TO GOD'S POOR AND TO ME FR LUCIAN GALLAGHER OF M/ DIRECTOR OF RELIEF"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1960
eMuseum Object ID: 
68537
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Draped Bust" quarter dollar

Classification: 
Date: 
1806
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 5 x 3 in. ( 2.5 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Silver quarter dollar with reeded edge, obverse: bust of Liberty with "LIBERTY" above and "1806" below, 13 stars around perimeter; reverse: eagle with shield at center, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" around perimeter and "25 C" at bottom.
Object Number: 
INV.13894a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1806
eMuseum Object ID: 
67987
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lincoln cents (4)

Classification: 
Date: 
2008
Medium: 
Copper, paper, and plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in. (8.3 x 13.3 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Four one cent coins (pennies) housed in decorated paper support cutouts. Paper depicts American flag and United States Mint insignia; all items encased in clear plastic rectangular container with paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard Rabinowitz and Lynda B. Kaplan
Object Number: 
2010.15.3
Date Begin: 
2008
Date End: 
2008
eMuseum Object ID: 
66032
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ration tokens (99)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1941-1945
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Description: 
99 fiberboard Office of Price Administration (OPA) point tokens
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2009.52.130
Date Begin: 
1941
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
65503
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

1943 Steel cents (70)

Classification: 
Date: 
1943
Medium: 
Zinc-coated steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Description: 
70 U.S. one-cent coins made of zinc-coated steel due to wartime needs of copper for use in ammunition and other military equiptment during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2009.52.129
Date Begin: 
1943
Date End: 
1943
eMuseum Object ID: 
65502
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cent coin

Classification: 
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Description: 
Indian Head One Cent Coin; front UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with profile of Native American; verso: laurel wreath wtih shield, ONE CENT
Object Number: 
Z.3663
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1881
eMuseum Object ID: 
64462
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cent coin

Classification: 
Date: 
1906
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Description: 
Indian Head One Cent Coin; front UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with profile of Native American; verso: laurel wreath wtih shield, ONE CENT
Object Number: 
Z.3662
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1906
eMuseum Object ID: 
64461
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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