Dutch BU Set (1989)

Started by Bimat, January 03, 2015, 03:10:38 PM

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Bimat

Another BU set of my birth year added to my collection, this time from The Netherlands. :)


Aditya
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Interesting. See Geometric patterns.

Also, the Queen's head was in a funny position when you turned the coin over, just as you see it above.
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Bimat

Quote from: <k> on January 03, 2015, 04:20:10 PM
Interesting. See Geometric patterns.

Also, the Queen's head was in a funny position when you turned the coin over, just as you see it above.

Thanks! Apart from that, I guess the pre-euro Dutch coins have an uncommon alignment of ↑→. Does any other country have this kind of 'strange' alignment? ???

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Bimat

I got the answer for strange alignment of pre-euro Dutch coins here. :)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Figleaf

The geometric pattern is supposed to refer to canals. So now you know :)

At this time, a medal for one of the 12 Dutch provinces was included with the coin set. Yours is devoted to Flevoland. This province was created by a huge project of dams and some serious pumping. Some of the land was reclaimed after a hefty flood in 1421, the rest was just the bottom of the sea. Administratively, the province exists only since 1986.

Peter
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Bimat

Quote from: Figleaf on January 06, 2015, 10:49:57 PM
At this time, a medal for one of the 12 Dutch provinces was included with the coin set. Yours is devoted to Flevoland. This province was created by a huge project of dams and some serious pumping. Some of the land was reclaimed after a hefty flood in 1421, the rest was just the bottom of the sea. Administratively, the province exists only since 1986.

Thanks! So do you mean there are 12 variants of the BU set? (Each set containing one variety of the medal?)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Figleaf

Different sets had a different medal:

  • 1987 Utrecht (where the mint is)
  • 1988 Groningen
  • 1989 Flevoland (yours)
  • 1990 Noord-Brabant
  • 1991 Drenthe
  • 1992 Zeeland (of New Zealand fame)
  • 1993 Limburg
  • 1994 Friesland
  • 1995 Zuid-Holland
  • 1996 Overijssel
  • 1997 Gelderland
  • 1998 Noord-Holland
Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Bimat

Great, many thanks! I thought there are 12 BU sets dated 1989, that would have made my life difficult. ;)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.