- This special medal has been minted to honor Jaap Eden’s successful cycling career
- Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are the first coins to be minted with a new coin stamp
- Only 5,000 pieces available worldwide
- Part of the official Coincard Catalog
Jacobus Johannes Eden (Groningen, October 19, 1873) grew into one of the Netherlands' largest sports legends at the end of the 19th century. Although that is more than 100 years ago, his exceptional performance is still widely recognized. He was both world champion skating and cycling! The Royal Dutch Mint is therefore launching an official commemorative coin on behalf of the Ministry of Finance: the Jaap Eden 5 Euro Coin. As it is exactly 125 years ago in 2019 that Jaap Eden became world champion in cycling, the Royal Dutch Mint also issues a special Cycling Medal.
Design Jaap Eden Cycling Medal
The obverse of the medal shows Jaap Eden on his bike, ready to win the race. The reverse shows various elements in beautiful typography as was used in advertisements and posters in the time of Jaap Eden. You can read back, among others, "Jaap Eden", "Wereldkampioen", "125 jaar" and more. This detailed medal is designed by Juan Sanchez-Castano, modeler of the Royal Dutch Mint.