€5 €10 commemorative coin SCHOKLAND 2018 struck by KNM – NETHERLANDS

€5 €10 commemorative coin SCHOKLAND 2018 struck by KNM – NETHERLANDS

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


€5 €10 commemorative coin SCHOKLAND 2018 struck by KNM - NETHERLANDS

€5 €10 commemorative coin SCHOKLAND 2018 struck by KNM - NETHERLANDS

Supplied in luxury wooden box

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity with background information

Caracteristics


Max. mintage: 1,000 coins

Metal: Gold 900/1000

Weight: 6.72 g

Diameter: 22.5 mm

Quality: Proof

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

Caracteristics


Max. mintage: 4,000 coins

Metal: Silver 925/1000

Weight: 15.5 g

Diameter: 33 mm

Quality: Proof

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 ®

Caracteristics


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©.

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