Netherlands €10 2018. Schokland World Heritage Site. Gold Proof



Money tells a story. And that certainly applies to the Schokland commemorative coins issued by the Netherlands.

The reverse has a grid with the typical Dutch polder landscape framing the outlines of the former island of Schokland, a island became dry land because of a reclamation project. The 4 different symbols around the edge refer to the cultural values and history of Schokland: Fish: Zuiderzee, fishing, sea, fish market. Footprint: archaeological value, museum with 4,000 year old footprint Fishing boat: Schokker, fishermen, economy of Schokland Mammoth: ice age, former resident area, prehistory, archeology On the obverse is a profile portrait of King Willem-Alexander, abstract but recognizable. The portrait is in free line drawing, in the style of the landscape on the reverse. It thus forms a stylistic tool for the King's commitment and the cultivated landscape. Designer Katrin Korfmann said “The construction of the country is a core value for appointment as a Unesco World Heritage. The Unesco report emphasizes the visionary landscape created by the Dutch as a result of the relationship between man and water, with the result "The Reclaimed Landscape". From above we see the roads and locks as a recognizable grid, which regulates the water and makes the polder landscape so unique. This typically Dutch pattern is used for the visualization of this visionary landscape, the relationship between people - water and the manufacturability of the country. The pattern symbolizes the great cultural value of the landscape, and is the recognizable subject of both currencies. The perimeter of the former island of Schokland is, from above, a unique icon in the landscape. The circumference is still the same today as at the time of the reclamation. In the imagination of the subject I want to emphasize the contrast between the free, organic form of the natural landscape and the rigid, constructed grid of the polder landscape: the visual interplay of nature and its manufacturability. This way Schokland is framed by the pattern of the Dutch polder.

Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schokland








6,72 g


22,5 mm





Nominal value

10 Euro


max 1,000 pieces


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