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The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« on: January 23, 2019, 11:37:11 PM »
In 2019, the Netherlands will issue 4 collectors coins of 5 euro.

- 100 years of aviation (February)
- Beemster polder (UNESCO world heritage series) (June)
- Operation Market Garden (September)
- Jaap Eden (Sports heroes series) (October)
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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 11:38:42 PM »
Personally I find it a disgrace that no collectors coin has been/will be issued for political cartoonist Louis Raemaekers who played an important role in the First World War for which he later received high presidential and royal decorations from 10 countries. Neither during the commemorations of the First World War from 2014 up until 2018 nor in the 150 years since his birth in 2019.
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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 02:40:07 PM »
The obverse of the Beemster polder coin:



The reverse of the Aviation coin:




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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 04:36:16 PM »
It is not clear to me how the Dutch powers that be have defined "aviation". The (perhaps) first Dutch aircraft I know of (Hamers and De Roos) was built in 1910*. The first flight I know of (Anthony Fokker, Spin III, Haarlem) was in 1911. In 1919, now 100 years ago, Plesman founded KLM (a legal act), but the first KLM flight (an act of aviation) was only in 1920.

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See here for an overview of early Dutch aviation history (link in Dutch).
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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 11:25:40 PM »
In 1919, now 100 years ago, Plesman founded KLM (a legal act)

There you go. :) "In 2019 bestaan KLM, NLR en GKN Fokker 100 jaar en dat wordt gevierd op een exclusief jubileum met bestuurders, CEO’s en andere kopstukken uit de luchtvaartsector." 100 Jaar Luchtvaart Challenge

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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 01:09:51 AM »
A really odd definition of aviation. Pilots and aircraft don't count. ::)

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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 04:19:36 PM »
Personally I find it a disgrace that no collectors coin has been/will be issued for political cartoonist Louis Raemaekers who played an important role in the First World War for which he later received high presidential and royal decorations from 10 countries. Neither during the commemorations of the First World War from 2014 up until 2018 nor in the 150 years since his birth in 2019.

Furthermore it is of course very bad that no coin is so far planned for the 100th anniversary of universal suffrage in the Netherlands.

It is a shame that so many pictorial coins are being issued this year, and in general.

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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 06:13:23 PM »
As for the universal suffrage, that was, as in several other countries, a rather long process. :) Just looked that up, and:

* passive voting rights for women were introduced in 1917,
* active voting right in 1919,
* first use of that right in 1920,
* change of constitution in 1922.

So there will be more opportunities to issue a coin that commemorates this ...

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Re: The Netherlands 2019: Collectors coins
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 06:40:28 PM »
Technically yes but only the 1919 event will be widely commemorated throughout the Netherlands with all kinds of events, with the most important one having been today.

I have this afternoon done some research and between documents released as part of someones FOI request found out that the committee that is in charge of the festivities did consider the issuance of either a stamp or coin for the occasion.

I have no idea what was eventually decided in that regard but neither a coin nor a stamp so far appears to be planned for this year.