Samuel W. writes: I have a silver coin dated 1640, it is the aprox. size of an American silver dollar. It’s edges are smooth, not perfectly round either. It has what appears to be a rearing lion on one side and a knight with shield on the other. The dated side has the letters, CONFIDENSDNO NONMOVETVR 1640. The other side, with Knight & sheild, MOA,what looks to be, an H or R,TPROCOFOE.BEL. I can’t make out the remaining letters. Can you tell me what it may be and perhaps it’s value?
You have a 1640 Deventer/Gelders (United Netherlands) silver 48 Stuivers (also known as the Lion Daalder). The Obverse shows a rampant lion facing left within an inner circle. The Latin legend MO. ARG. PRO. CONFOE. BEL. GELR. ( Silver Coin of Gelders, Province of the Belgian Confederation (Gelders), is around the lion. The reverse shows a armored knight facing left in an inner circle the Latin legend CONFIDENS DNO.NONMOVETVR 1640. (Who trusts in thee is not moved) is around. Value depends on grade (condition). Range: $30 -$300.