2½ ECU - Beatrix Desiderius Erasmus

Features

Location Netherlands
Type Fantasy items › ECU & Pre 1999 Euro
Year 1991
Value 2 1/2 ECU (2.5)
Currency ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 17 g
Size 33 mm
Shape Round
Number N# 144942
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References X# 43a
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.

Commemorative issue

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam

Obverse

Large "ECU", medieval sailing ship, 12 stars in ribbon border".

Lettering:
DE NEDER LANDEN

ECU
19 92

Reverse

Bust of Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam at left (H. Holbein portrait).
bow privy mark

Lettering:
....ME
VELLE
CIVEM
ESSE
TOTIUS
MUNDI
NON
UNIUS
OPPIDI
Erasmus

Engraver: Willem Vis

Willem Vis (1936-2007), medalist and visual artist, was artistic director at Koninklijke Begeer in Voorschoten from 1957-1971 and afterwards he was an independent artist. He designed numerous medals, portrait plaques, tokens and commemorative coins.

Edge

Plain

Mint

Utrecht, Netherlands (1010-2020)
Mintmark of Utrecht

Comments

Issuer: Mauquoy - Tramaux & Co.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  1 500 Proof

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