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Dutch Architecture 5 Euro Coin Design

By Ben on Tue Nov 25 2008
Dutch Architecture 5 Euro Coin Design
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The design of a new commemorative 5 Euro coin, called the Architecture Fiver, it based on the subject 'Netherlands and Architecture'. Designed by artist Stani Michiels, the portrait of the Dutch Queen Beatrix is constructed with names of important Dutch architects. On the outside the names are clearly readable, while they slowly get smaller to the center. The back side of the coin is designed as a book shelf. The books rise as buildings towards the center. Through their careful placement they combine to outline the Netherlands, while birds' silhouettes suggest the geographical location of the capitals of all the provinces. Check out see the big pics. I like the portrait of Queen Beatrix design!

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