Belgium 5 Euro Coin 2021 “175 Years of Charles Van Depoele” Silver Proof

€49.95
Belgium 5 Euro Coin 2021 “175 Years of Charles Van Depoele” Silver Proof

belgium 5 euro coin 2021 175 years of charles van depoele silver proof - Royal Dutch mint

€49.95
  • Beautiful tribute to the Belgian inventor of the electric tram
  • The first Belgian Silver Proof coin of 2021
  • Strictly limited to 5,000 coins
  • Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity in luxurious case
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Writers, scholars or artists... Just about every country has produced important figures. A typical example from Belgium is Charles Van Depoele from Lichtervelde, who emigrated to America in 1869 to make a career in Detroit. In no time, he became a true pioneer of electricity with almost 250 patents to his name.
 
Credit where credit is due!
With his 175th birthday just around the corner, the Royal Mint of Belgium is issuing a Silver Proof 5 euro coin to put his merits back in the spotlight. The obverse shows Van Depoele's profile and his most important inventions: the electric arc lamp, the dynamo with carbon brushes and the electric tram. The reverse side shows the usual European style elements, the coin value and the country designation. A luxurious case provides the finishing touch.
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Article number 0110305
Metal Silver
Content 925/1000
Weight 14,60 g
Diameter 30,0 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 5.000
Designer Luc Luycx