2 euro 2011

Description

Obverse

Erasmus, 500th Anniversary of "The Praise of Folly".

The inner part of the coin shows Erasmus writing his book on the right and the effigy of Queen Beatrix to the left. The two images are separated by the vertical inscription "Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden". The year "2011", the Mint master’s mark and the mintmark are positioned horizontally near the centre of the coin. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden
2011

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Additional information

Country

Netherlands

Date of issue

2011

Value

2 euro

Type of coin

Circulating commemorative coin

Orientation

Medal alignment

Shape

Round

Metal

Bi-Metallic Nickel-brass clad Nickel center in Copper-nickel ring

Diameter

25.75 mm

Weight

8.5 g

Thickness

2.2 mm

References (KM#)

303

Engraver

Dylan Shields, Luc Luycx