Until today the Netherlands still have a friendly relationship with the land of the rising sun.
To commemorate this anniversary, the dutch coin issued a special € 5 coin.
The coin got the name 'Japan-five'. It has legal tender like all other € 5 coins, but remained mainly a collector's item.
|coin card front|
|coin card back|
As I didn't take the coin out of the card, I had to look online to find a picture of both sides of the coin next to eachother.
|both sides of the Japan-coin next to eachother|
Now we see the full design. We see a fishermen's knot. As the dutch were (and are) famous sailors and fishermen. A knot is also a good symbol to show the connection between the two countries.
The coin was issued on a coin card
Amount : 343.859 pieces
Metal : silver 925/100
Size : Ø 29 mm
Weight : 11,9 g
Face value : € 5
Quality : circulation quality
Design : Esther de Vries en Richard Niessen
This coin is the 14th € 5 coin that was issued by the Royal Dutch Mint.