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50 Euro - Beatrix Const. Huygens

50 Euro - Beatrix (Const. Huygens) -  obverse 50 Euro - Beatrix (Const. Huygens) -  reverse

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Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands)
Type Token
Year 1996
Value 50 Euro = 50 ECU (50)
Metal Silver (.800)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References X# 129
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

400th anniversaty birthdate Constantijn Huygens

Obverse

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

Lettering:
KONINKRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN
50
EURO
1996

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 right side Constantijn Huygens face profile.

Lettering:
1596 CONSTANTIJN
1687 HUYGENS

Edge

Plain

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  Proof; in sets only
1996 M 20,000 Proof

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