Netherlands 5 Euro 2016 Jeroen Bosch Coincard BU
In 2016 it is 500 years since the famous South Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch, (modern name Jeroen Bosch), died. Jeroen Bosch was born as Jheronimus of Aachen but later changed his name to Bosch, as his hometown was Den Bosch. The works of Jeroen Bosch are characterized by satirical intricate performances, various of which are still not understood. Many of his works are painted on Baltic Oak. He painted not alone as it has been established that both left and right hand painters have collaborated on his works! Many of his works are well known and portray that man himself is responsible for his or her actions. This is visible on this special 5 euro coin. Fragments of four famous paintings, in a spiral, are depicted on the coin. These famous works are the Haywain, the Magician, the Garden of Desires and the Last Judgment. In the centre of the coin is an eye that is visible on the back of the coin as one eye of King Willem Alexander. On the face of the coin the value of five Euro and the name Jheronimus Bosch are also shown, along with the year 1516 being the year of his death. On the reverse of the coin King Willem Alexander is portrayed as a calm thinking man, shown as if in a mirror. The coin is BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) and is packaged in a beautiful Coincard. This coincard with the BU quality coin is somewhat different from the colour scheme than the coincard in the quality UNC. Each Coincard has a unique number, and the issue is limited to just 12, 500 copies.