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10 ECU - Beatrix Desiderius Erasmus

10 ECU - Beatrix (Desiderius Erasmus) -  obverse 10 ECU - Beatrix (Desiderius Erasmus) -  reverse

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Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (ECU & Pre 1999 Euro - Netherlands)
Type Token
Year 1991
Value 10 ECU (10)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 22.3 g
Diameter 38 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References X# 44
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam

Obverse

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

Lettering:
DE NEDER LANDEN
10
ECU
19 91

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

Comments

Royal Dutch Mint, Utrecht; bow privy mark.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991 M 25,000

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