Netherlands 5 Euro 2015 Waterloo Proof
|Theme||Slag bij Waterloo|
|Category||Other special euro coins|
The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18 June 1815. In the year 2015 it was 200 years ago that this battle took place and that is why this special coin was issued. The Battle of Waterloo is known as the most famous battle in modern history. It was the final defeat of Napoleon. The French army fought against an alliance of armies from Prussia, Hanover, England and the Netherlands. On the face of the coin is a æSteekÆ ( hat). This hat is the characteristic headgear that the later King William II wore during the Battle of Waterloo. Furthermore, the text "Waterloo", the value of 5 Euro and the year 1815 are also shown. On the reverse side of the coin the head of King Willem Alexander is depicted. The text "Willem Alexander Koning der Nederlanden" and the year 2015 are also shown. This coin is clearly different from the coins in UNC quality. Despite the fact that the layout of the coin is the same. The coin is in the quality Silver Proof and is clearly larger than the UNC coins with a diameter of 33mm. The coin is therefore 5 grams heavier than the UNC / BU coins. This coin is in Proof quality, meaning that the coin has been struck with a special stamp. The coin is presented in a beautiful luxury package and the issue of this coin is 12,500 copies.