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75 jaar vrijheid Vijfje, 2020

75 jaar vrijheid Vijfje, 2020
(75 years of freedom five euro coin)
coin; silver
ø 33 mm
edition 6.500

75 jaar vrijheid Vijfje, 2020
(75 years of freedom five euro coin)
coin; silver plated copper
ø 29 mm
edition 15.000

75 jaar vrijheid Tientje, 2020
(75 years of freedom ten euro coin)
coin; gold
ø 22,5 mm
edition 1.000

Note / For the commemorative coin honouring 75 years of freedom, MvW sought an image evoking the festive atmosphere of the liberation. On the reverse side of the coin we see, embossed, the number 75 in the shape of an elegant banner.
The same type of banner frames the portrait of King Willem-Alexander on the coin’s front. A union is formed by both text and image, and the two sides of the coin. The result is a coin with depth and dynamic.

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Luchtvaart Vijfje, 2019

Luchtvaart Vijfje, 2019
(Aviation five euro coin)
coin; silver
ø 33 mm
ed. of 4.500

Luchtvaart Vijfje, 2019
(Aviation five euro coin)
coin; silver plated copper
ø 29 mm
ed. of 15.000

Luchtvaart Tientje, 2019
(Aviation ten euro coin)
coin; gold
ø 22,6 mm
ed. of 1.000

Note / The front of the coin carries the portrait of the King, outlined by dots that remind one of radar images. On the reverse side, the map of The Netherlands appears in similar relief. One also sees a modern airplane that casts its shadow onto the Earth in the shape of a historical airplane. The distance between the airplane and its shadow symbolizes the time which has elapsed.
On all three versions the typography is of equal size, causing the letters to appear larger on the smallest coin, and smaller on the largest coin. When all three coins – the largest in silver, the medium a BU coin and the smallest in gold – are placed next to each other, it seems that the position of the airplane and its shadow slightly shifts; the airplane is flying!