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50 Euro - Beatrix Willem Barentsz

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

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Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands)
Type Token
Year 1996
Value 50 Euro = 50 ECU (50)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References X# 124
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  20,000 Proof

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