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2 euro coins 2011 Netherlands – Desiderius Erasmus


UNC 2 euros coin
Coins: Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 4 000 000 pieces
Issue date: 2011


The 500th anniversary of the publication of the world-famous book “Laus Stultitiae” by the Dutch philosopher, humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus

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.