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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 02:28:44 PM »
50 years Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 2004


In 2004, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 12 designers were invited to submit a design for a silver 5 euro coin. 8 designers accepted the invitation. The winning design which can be seen above was made by Rudy J. Luijters. It depicts the text "Queen of the Netherlands" in Dutch, Papiamento and English which are the 3 official languages of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the reverse an orange branch can be seen which refers to the Royal House of Orange-Nassau.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 02:29:36 PM »


David Bade depicted 2 typical trees, the divi-divi tree to represent the overseas parts of the kingdom and the pollard willow which refers to the Netherlands. The mintmaster mark together with the Dutch word "koningin" (queen) form a sailing ship. The billowing sails of the mintmaster mark refer to earlier times that led to this charter. The planes symbolize the ongoing connection with the islands even after they have left the kingdom. The commission thought that the designs had a fairy-tale atmosphere but at the same time also looked like a not completely successful caricature. They also mentioned that the depicted symbols are not completely balanced and are not in accordance with the portrait of the era.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 02:31:16 PM »


Ansuya Blom based her design on 2 fingerprints, one of a post colonial human who originated due to the colonial amalgamation process and one of a contemporary human. The commission did not see the link between the 50th anniversary of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the colonial amalgamation process and the contemporary human. They found that it was a nice design but they also thought that people would not understand the designs and they feared that people wrongly would link the fingerprint with crimes or with paternalism (to be under the thumb).

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 02:32:08 PM »


Sculptor Sigurdur Gudmundsson used mutual respect as central theme of his designs, which according to him should be seen as propaganda in times of increasing discrimination on state level. The commission found the design too minimalistic. Furthermore they considered the Dutch words 'wederzijds respect' (mutual respect), which can be seen on the reverse, to be gibberish.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2017, 09:42:15 PM »


Tirzo Martha's design is based on a quote from the preamble of the Charter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The particular quote is: "[...] conduct their internal interests autonomously and their common interests on a basis of equality and will accord each other assistance, [...]". To harmonize the designs for the coin, the obverse and reverse are exactly the same. The commission found the intentional unity in the design nor nice nor effective. The design was too much based on the unity of the partners within the Kingdom. Because of that the commission found that the actual theme of the coin for which the designs were meant had faded into the background.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2017, 09:45:33 PM »


The Indian artist Anant Joshi depicted a half sunflower which symbolizes a sunrise on the obverse design. The other half of the sunflower can be seen on the reverse in the form of a garland. As there was no further information available about the different details in the design, the commission was unable to understand the design. Some parts of the design were too small to be minted on a coin.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2017, 10:08:15 PM »


Praneet Soi depicted line drawings of the buildings which surround the Dam square in Amsterdam and maps of the overseas territories on his reverse design. As some buildings are missing the maps of the islands are surrounded by a semicircle. This was done intentionally. The semi-inclusion of the islands within the protective ring of Amsterdam refers to the role of the history and also refer to the existing responsibilities of the Kingdom. The obverse design was considered to be of poor quality. Furthermore the commission did not like the way of thinking of the artist.

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Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2017, 10:17:37 PM »


Roy Villevoye used a tulip to represent the Netherlands and a palm tree for the overseas territories. The commission found the portrait insufficiently recognizable. Furthermore they found that the reverse design was too simple and not expressive enough.