€10 and €5 coins from Netherlands – 75th anniversary of Market Garden
- August 23, 2019
In 2019, it will be 75 years since Operation Market Garden took place, the largest airborne operation in history. The goal of the Allies was to get hold of the bridges over the Maas, Waal and Rhine and to push them through to Berlin to end World War II before Christmas of 1944.
Operation Market Garden took place in September 1944 and consisted of two parts: the airborne operation (Market) and the ground offensive from Belgium (Garden). It was a bold plan by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
The operation failed and stranded in the Betuwe at the end of September 1944.
The ceremonial First Strike will take place on September 21st 2019, during 2019 Airborne commemoration.
Market Garden 10 Euro Coin 2019 Gold Proof
Coin design is inspired by the embroidered batches and emblems used during Operation Market Garden.
Max. mintage: 1,000 coins
Metal: Gold 900/1000
Weight: 6.72 g
Diameter: 22.5 mm
Nominal value: €10 euros
Market Garden 5 Euro Coin 2019 Silver Proof
The reverse of the coin shows the symbols of the operation: a parachute and the bridge over the Rhine
Max. mintage: 4,500 pieces
(of which 500 in the Special set: 75 years of liberation of the Netherlands)
Metal: Silver 925/1000
Weight: 15.5 g
Diameter: 33 mm
Nominal value: 5 euros
Special set: 75 years of liberation of the Netherlands
This special set tells the compelling stories of Market Garden and the Battle of the Scheldt
Very limited mintage of 500 sets in total. This set is a numismatic joined issue and it conteins a Canadian silver coin related to battle of Scheldt and a dutch proof €5 “Market garden” silver coin
Max. mintage: 500 sets
Nominal value: 5 euros and 20 Canadian dollars
On august 23rd, the set is already sold out at dutch mint!
Market Garden 5 Euro Coin BU quality in coincard
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are the first coins to be minted with a new coin stamp
Max. mintage: 15,000 pieces
Metal: Silver Plated Copper
Weight: 10.5 g
Diameter: 29 mm
Nominal value: €5
Sources: KNM and Numismag.