Netherlands 5 Euro 2015 van Nelle First day of Issue
The theme of this coin is ævan NelleÆ. The ævan NelleÆ factory in Rotterdam has been on the UNESCO world heritage list since 2014 and it is considered the most important industrial monument in the Netherlands. This is the fourth coin of the series that have æDutch World HeritageÆ as their theme. This van Nelle coin was struck with the most modern techniques. On the face of the coin an image of the van Nelle factory is depicted. Furthermore, there are a number of tobacco leaves indicating that van Nelle is a producer of, among other things, tobacco. The text æDE VAN NELLE FABRIEKÆ, and æNEDERLANDS WERELDERFGOEDÆ along with the year 2015 are shown. This text is written in the writing style of the 1930s. The UNESCO logo and the value of 5 Euro are also displayed. On the reverse of the coin the head of King Willem Alexander is depicted twice. It is the first time that his image has been shown twice on a coin. In particular the large portrait is very sharp. At the top of the coin is the text "Willem Alexander King of the Netherlands". The Royal Arms is also displayed. On the edge of the coin we see * God * be * with * us. The first of the van Nelle 5 euro coins were struck on September 12, 2015. This was also the first Day of Issue. This special issue was only available on part of the first day of issue. The "van Nelle vijfje" in this coincard is in the quality UNC. The coincard seems, in the first instance, to be the same as the UNC coincard, but the main difference is that the coincard is provided with a unique number. Furthermore, it is clearly stated on the back of the coincard that it is a æFirst Day IssueÆ. This coincard is further packaged within a signed envelope with the date 12 SEP. 2015.