Groningen Stad en Ommeland Geocoin
Groningen is the capital of the most north-eastern province of the Netherlands. It is the ‘pronkjewail’ (‘jewel’) of the province which is also called Groningen.
The Ommelanden (dutch for “surrounding lands”) are the parts of Groningen province that surround Groningen city. Usually mentioned as synonym for the province in the expression Stad en Ommeland (“city and surrounding lands”).
The text on the back of the coin is a verse out of the hymn of Groningen. The text: ‘Grünnen Stad en Ommelaand, pronkjewail in golden raand’ is dialect and translated: ‘Groningen City and Surrounding Area’s, jewel in a golden border’.
The year 1584 refers to the year of which the independency of the City of Groningen came to an end. Groningen chose to join forces with the Spanish during the Eighty Years’ War in 1594. The army of Maurits of Nassau, prince of Orange forced the city to change sides and the city and the surrounding lands were forced to join together.
|Dimensions||1.50″ (38 mm); round|
|Editions||Issue date||Issued by|
|Antique Silver||August 2009||geocoinshop.de|
|Antique Gold||August 2009||geocoinshop.de|
|Antique Copper||August 2009||geocoinshop.de|
|Antique Silver/Gold||August 2009||geocoinshop.de|
|Gold/Silver||XLE, only 15 made||March 2009||Van Stoffelen|
|Gold/Foggy Silver||XLE, only 10 made||March 2009||Van Stoffelen|
|Gold/Antique Silver||XLE, only 10 made||March 2009||Van Stoffelen|
|Gold/Antique Copper||XLE, only 10 made||March 2009||Van Stoffelen|