ECU - Beatrix Nederland Waterland

ECU - Beatrix (Nederland Waterland) -  obverseECU - Beatrix (Nederland Waterland) -  reverse

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Location Netherlands
Type Fantasy items › ECU & Pre 1999 Euro
Year 1997
Value 1 ECU (1)
Currency ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands
Composition Copper-nickel plated steel
Weight 10.2 g
Size 30 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 116541
Numista type number (
References X# 223
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.

Commemorative issue

Nederland Waterland


Heraldic lion of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Lion rampant holding a sword and 7 arrows. Lettering and 12 stars around the circumference.
Bow privy mark.



Ship, sailboat





Utrecht, Netherlands (1010-2020)
Mintmark of Utrecht


Bow privy mark

ECU-letter nr:23 (post-date : 1-juli-1997).

The Netherlands is generously endowed with water.
Over the centuries, its waterways have contributed to the mercantile spirit of the Dutch.
A centuries-old tradition is 'skûtsjesile'. 'Skûtsjes' are sailing barges built to carry freight over the narrow, shallow waters of Friesland.
Formerly, races were held to demonstrate to potential clients which 'skûtsje' was the fastest for the purpose of freight transport.
Even after the 'skûtsje' had been replaced as a cargo carrier, the tradition of 'skûtsjesile' was continued.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997  33% FDC
1997  67% FDC; ECU-letter

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