- In honor of the 110th anniversary of the very first Tarzan-story
- Special 3D-medal
- Nostalgic coincard, inspired by the original books of Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Part of the Coincard Catalogue
Who doesn’t know the iconic figure Tarzan? Many movies and series have been made about the fictional king of the jungle. But did you also know that Tarzan is originally the main character in a book series? Writer Edgar Rice Burroughs’s very first story, Tarzan of the Apes, was published in a magazine in 1912. In honor of the 110th anniversary of this first story, the Royal Dutch Mint is launching a special issue for this iconic figure!
The classic Tarzan-story is well-known to almost everyone: John Clayton is born in the African jungle, after his parents are stranded there after a shipwreck. His parents die and John is adopted by the ape Kala, who calls him Tarzan. Tarzan grows up among the apes, but does not know his true origin. When he goes back to his parent’s cabin, he finds some children’s books and starts the search to his true past.
Tarzan has proven to be a great source of inspiration for many generations. The first Tarzan film was released in 1918 and in the following years, many more film adaptations were made, including the Disney animated film from 1999.
For the medal, we chose to go with a 3D-design. The reverse contains the Tarzan-logo, with behind that some lianas from the jungle. On the obverse, you will find an image of Tarzan, holding a spear and the main of a lion. On top is the text ‘Since 1912’, the year in which the first Tarzan story came out. The medal is delivered in coincard, which has a obverse with several covers of original Tarzan books and films. The reverse of the coincard displays a black and white drawing, highlighting some important characters from the books, including Tarzan and his beloved Jane.
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