€5 €10 commemorative coin SCHOKLAND 2018 struck by KNM – NETHERLANDS
- August 16, 2018
The third commemorative coin of 2018 is dedicated to the former island of Schokland. Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance, the Royal Dutch Mint will mint the “€5 Schokland Coin”, as a tribute to an unique and mysterious part of the Netherlands. SHOKLAND has been enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage repertory, since 1995.
The ceremonial First Strike will take place on the 8th of September on the island of Schokland itself. The same day delivery of coins to the market place will start. The coin will be sold in very limited editions of, among others, Silver Proof and Gold Proof quality in luxury packaging with lots of background informations. In addition, the coin will be struck in BU quality in a numbered coincard. The Schokland 5 Euro Coin is also available in UNC quality (Mintage of UNC version: 50 000 coins).
The Schokland 10 Euro Coin 2018 Gold Proof
Supplied in luxury wooden box
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity with background information
Max. mintage: 1,000 coins
Metal: Gold 900/1000
Weight: 6.72 g
Diameter: 22.5 mm
Face value: 10 euros
The Schokland 5 Euro Coin 2018 Silver Proof
Very low mintage: only 4.000 coins
Supplied in luxury packaging with lots of background information about the design and inspiration of the designer
Max. mintage: 4,000 coins
Metal: Silver 925/1000
Weight: 15.5 g
Diameter: 33 mm
Face value: 5 euros
The Schokland 5 Euro Coin in BU quality (in coincard)
Numbered issue, included in the official Coin Card Catalogue
Part of the National Collection ®
Max. mintage: 12,500 coins
Metal: Silver-plated copper
Weight: 10.5 g
Diameter: 29 mm
Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
Face value: 5 euros
Design of the Schokland 5 Euro Coin
The portrait of King Willem-Alexander is depicted on coin’s obverse. The portrait is a “free line drawing”, in the style of the landscape. On the coin’s reverse of €5 Schokland, you’ll find a grid with the typical Dutch polder landscape, framing Schokland. There are 4 different icons incorporated, refering to the following cultural values and history:
Fish: fishing, sea, fish auction, Zuiderzee
Footprint: archaeological value, masterpiece in the museum, 4,000 years old footprint
Fishing boat: “Schokker” (resident of Schokland), fishermen, economy of Schokland
Mammoth: ice age, former resident area, prehistory, archeology
The Dutch Mint stated in its newsletter of 09/21/2018 that the inaugural strike of this coin was 3,612 coins.
As of 21/09/2018, the Proof and BU versions of the coincard are sold out at the Netherlands Mint (RMN).
First Day cover – 5€ 2018 SHOKLAND
Sources: KNM andNUMISMAG©.