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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2017, 01:49:43 PM »


Gerard Unger submitted 2 obverse and 2 reverse designs. On these designs 2 quotes from the inauguration speech can be found: "... that I will protect the freedom and rights of all my nationals" and "... for the solution it is indispensable not to see the opponent as enemy but as someone with a different opinion". The commission found the design aesthetic but somewhat boring, moreover the used quotes have a certain political vulnerability.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2017, 01:51:06 PM »
60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War - 2005


In 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the Netherlands issued a 5 euro commemorative coin. 11 designers were invited to submit a design of which 6 accepted the invitation. Ab van Hanegem and Jean Bernard Koeman were later asked to elaborate their designs somewhat more. The winning design, which can be seen above, was made by Suzan Drummen. She placed the portrait of Queen Beatrix as well as the figure of the denomination in a central position, which is a traditional composition. Ms Drummen found that suitable as the coin looks back 60 years. The dots on the reverse are in relief, while on the same places on the obverse incuse dots can be seen. Because of that both sides are connected to each other and the coin looks somewhat like a small ball.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2017, 01:53:54 PM »


Ritsaert ten Cate depicted on his design for the obverse 3 effigies of the Queens of the Netherlands after WWII. The commission found that the obverse looked too much like the 50 gulden coin of 1990. On the reverse he depicted a man standing with his arms raised to the sky and his fists clenched. This can both be a sign of great sadness or of outrageous joy. The commission wondered if people would recognize that meaning. Furthermore the commission doubted that during the realization would be achieved what Mr Ten Cate had in mind, this as he was unable to make the plaster molds himself.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2017, 02:02:02 PM »


Karel Goudsblom on his obverse design a starry sky and a portrait of Queen Beatrix. The hair of the Queen fans out into pennants which continue on the reverse. These pennants represent the happiness about the fact that the Netherlands is again a free country and that peace has been restored. The commission found the design somewhat messy and found that it lacked expresiveness. Also the reverse has not much to do with the theme of the coin.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2017, 02:04:47 PM »


Ab van Hanegem depicted on the reverse a brushstroke which represents a waving pennant. Furthermore it represents freedom of expression, of language and of speech. The commission very much liked the obverse but found that the reverse would not add much to the coin as the theme of the coin is also featured on the obverse.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2017, 02:06:49 PM »


Jean Bernard Koeman used hot air balloons which stand for silence and space as synonyms for peace and freedom. The portrait on the obverse was not a good likeness according to the commission. The commission liked the hadwritten text below the effigy. They felt that the hot air balloons that he drew were not a good likeness and look more like safety nets.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2017, 02:09:06 PM »


Bea Stienstra chose for a classic design which symbolizes laying on your back looking to the clouds, while during the war the danger came from that same sky. According to the commission it would possibly be difficult to make a good likeness of the clouds on the coin. Also they did not think that the message of the artist was clear enough to be recognized when seeing the coin.