Netherlands 2011 2e Erasmus, Stultitiae Laus

Netherlands 2011 2e Erasmus, Stultitiae Laus

2 Euro Coins, Commemorative Design 2011:
The 500th anniversary of the publication of the world-famous book "Laus Stultitiae" by the Dutch philosopher, humanist and theologian Desiderus Erasmus

The Erasmus coin is minted in 2011 to commemorate the publication of the book of Desiderius Erasmus, The Praise of Folly or laus stultitiae.
The book is considered to be one of the most influential works of western civilisation.

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.

Date of Issue: January 2011
Diameter: 25.75 mm.
Thickness: 2.20 mm.
Metal: Outer part: copper-nickel; inner part: three layers: nickel brass, nickel, nickel brass
Weight: 8.5g.
Issuing volume: 4.000.000
Designer: Dylan Shield
  • Model: EUR NLD 2011
  • Brand/Manufactured by: [Euro coins]


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