50 Euro - Beatrix Willem Barentsz

50 Euro - Beatrix (Willem Barentsz) -  obverse50 Euro - Beatrix (Willem Barentsz) -  reverse

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Features

Location Netherlands
Type Fantasy items › ECU & Pre 1999 Euro
Year 1996
Value 50 Euro = 50 ECU (50)
Currency ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 25 g
Size 38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 32697
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References X# 124
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.

Commemorative issue

500 Years of Barentsz Wintering in Nova Zembla

Obverse

The stylized pigeon and the winged Mercury helmet symbolize peace and prosperity.

Lettering: KONINKRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN

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.

Reverse

On the left side Willem Barentsz front face profile. One the right side his vessel stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla, together with one bear standing on iced water.

Lettering:
WILLEM
BARENTSZ
1596 NOVA
ZEMBLA
1597

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  20 000 Proof

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