Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Netherlands 5 euros 2006 - Rembrandt

New silver commemorative:

"Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn"



Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history and the most important in Dutch history.
On 15 July 2006 it will be exactly 400 years since Rembrandt Van Rijn was born in Leiden. To honour this master of the Golden Age, the Royal Dutch Mint will issue a silver commemorative coin commissioned by the Ministry of Finance.
(this coin is legal tender in The Netherlands only)

LINK: Wikipedia: Rembrandt
LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 0.925
Weight: 11.90 g
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Quality: proof
Mintage: 35,000


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