- NEW: the first ever Platinum issue by the Royal Dutch Mint!
- An ode to the two oldest companies in the Netherlands: the Royal Dutch Mint and Koninklijke Tichelaar
- Two trades combined to represent Dutch culture
- Hand-painted tulips by the painters of Koninklijke Tichelaar
- Only 100 pieces available!
- Each tile is numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
- Unique Piedfort edition with double thickness: 2 troy ounces which is equal to 62.2 grams
- Maximum of 2 pieces per person
The Royal Dutch Mint and Koninklijke Tichelaar, the two oldest companies in the Netherlands still in business, have joined forces. This restrike of the Dukaton combines the strength and craftsmanship of the two companies to represent Dutch culture at its finest. The tulip, the flower that draws millions of tourists to the Netherlands on a yearly basis, is featured prominently in the design.
Exclusive “Dutch Design”
Koninklijke Tichelaar has become a worldwide concept in the field of ceramics and glazes. The Ducaton is placed in a earthenware tile that is decorated with hand painted tulips. The Ducaton is a coin type that was considered legal tender from the 16th until the 18th century. According to many the Ducaton was the most beautiful coin ever issued. This issue is restruck in Platinum. This is the first ever Platinum issue by the Royal Dutch Mint which makes it in high demand. The issue is removable from the tile so you can have a closer look at it.
Obverse - The obverse shows the rider galloping on his horse with the weapon of Utrecht pictured below. The legend states: MO: NO: ARG CON - FOE: BELG: PRO: TRAI
Reverse - The reverse shows the crowned generality weapon with two crowned lions on both sides. The year 2020 is included in a cartouche of leaf ornaments. The legend states: CONCORDIA - RES PARVAE - CRESCUNT which means 'Harmony makes power'. This used to be the slogan of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands and the city of Emden, closely associated with the Netherlands.
Piedfort is a French term used in Dutch Numismatics for a coin struck on a blank twice the normal thickness of the original. The Koninklijke Tichelaar edition is twice as heavy as the original Ducaton. (2 ounce = 62.2 grams).
Specifications Makkumer tile
|Dimensions||130 x130 mm|
|Material||Original Frisian earthenware|
|Design||Unique hand-painted and numbered|
|Year of issue||2020|
Are you curious to see how the tiles were made? We visited Koninklijke Tichelaar to find out.
|Weight||2 troy ounce (62.2 g)|