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2½ ECU - Beatrix Desiderius Erasmus

2½ ECU - Beatrix (Desiderius Erasmus) -  obverse2½ ECU - Beatrix (Desiderius Erasmus) -  reverse

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Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands)
Type Token
Year 1991
Value 2 1/2 ECU (2.50)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15 g
Diameter 33 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References X# 43
George S. Cuhaj; 2005. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9780873497930.

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).

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

2½ ECU - Beatrix (Desiderius Erasmus) -  obverse

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Comments

Royal Dutch Mint, Utrecht; bow privy mark

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991 M 64,932

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