The first Dutch 2 euro commemorative coin since 2015 is here! As of today, the 35 years ERASMUS Programme 2 euro commemorative coin is available on the website.
You can choose for the UNC in coincard, but also the Proof-quality is available. In honor of 35 years ERASMUS Programme, the Royal Dutch Mint launches a special 2 euro commemorative coin, commissioned by the Ministry of Finance. The ERASMUS programme was founded in 1987 by the European Union. The name ERASMUS is an acronym for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students.
The programme gives students across Europe the opportunity to go on exchange to different schools. The name for the programme is also inspired by Erasmus Desiderius, a humanist and critic mind from the 15th century. Especially good education and good upbringing were very important to Erasmus. He believed a better world would start with the youth: a good base for the youth would make for a more genuine society.
The 35 years ERASMUS programme 2 euro commemorative coin in Proof-quality was designed by Joaquin Jimenez, designer with Monnaie de Paris. On the front of the coin you can find the profile of Erasmus, inspired by a portrait from painter Hans Holbein, who also lived in the 15th century. The portrait of Erasmus is surrounded by the years 1987 – 2022 and the text ‘ERASMUS programme’ In the middle you can find the landmark ‘NL’ and just beneath, under the end of the pen Erasmus is holding, the initials of the designer are shown. In the tracery on the left side you can discover the number 35: this stands for the 35 years in which the programme has organized many exchanges between European students.
The first 2 euro commemorative coin since 7 years is available on the website: you can order it now!