The 2006 400 Years Netherlands and Australia Silver Proof 2 Coin Set is a testament to the journey of Captain Willem Janszoon from the Netherlands to Australia, and the relationship that formed and prospered from that very first meeting of nations.
* 5 AUD coin 99.9 silver
* 5 Euro coin 92.5 silver
* Proof finish
* International collectible
The inclusion of 2 commemorative silver coins, one from the Royal Australian Mint and one from the Royal Dutch Mint (Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt), symbolises the strong bond between Australia and the Netherlands.
This silver proof coin set is visually appealing in both of its designs. The Australian coin, expertly crafted by Wojciech Pietranik features the Duyfken ship which captain Willem Janszoon sailed when he discovered the Australian Coast in 1606. A single tulip and the Dutch mintmastersign (course-setting sail) also make their mark on this coin.
The Dutch coin, designed beautifully by Irma Bloom, consists of six globes, each showing a different perspective of the world, with a map of Australia at the centre.
An informative leaflet is included with these 2 silver coins that outlines the history of the prosperous relationship between Australia and the Netherlands.
The coins come packaged safely in an elegant wooden presentation box. The box features the symbols of the Royal Australian Mint and the Royal Dutch Mint (Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt).
Officially opened by His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip in 1965, the Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of Australia’s coins currently in circulation. The Royal Australian Mint also celebrates Australia and its history by producing high-quality commemorative proof coins, perfect for coin enthusiasts and collectors.
Proudly the exclusive producer of Dutch euro coins, the Royal Dutch Mint is innovative and internationally oriented, while still incorporating its rich 450 year history into its operations. It is within the top 5 producers of circulation coins, commemorative coins and collector's items worldwide.