12 Provinciënrace Geocoin

On January 1st 150 geocoins started in the 12 Provinciën Geocoinrace 2011. Goal is to visit as quickly as possible a geocache in each of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. After this goal has been achieved this mission continues and then it’s a race to get the most milage in travelling around geocaches in the Netherlands. The geocoinrace ends on december 31th at midnight.
This 2011 edition of the geocoinrace is organized by Guus De Wijngemachtigde. He asked me to design a geocoin for this race.


On the front of the geocoin there are 12 stars, representing the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. The stars are in the colors of the Dutch national flag: red, white and blue.
Guus (De Wijngemachtigde) really wanted to have racing checkers into this design. They can be found at the back of the coin. Three squares are in the colors red, white and blue (for de RE, LE and XLE version). In the center stands the cup with the finish flags. On the right the names of all the twelve provinces can be found.

Dimensions 1.75″ (42 mm); round
Trackable Yes
Editions Issue date Issued by
Polished Nickel
Red Glitter
RE April 2011 geocachingshop.nl
Polished Gold
Blue Glitter
LE, 55 made May 2011 geocachingshop.nl
Polished Nickel
Gold Glitter
XLE, 40 made May 2011 geocachingshop.nl
Antique Silver
Orange Glitter
AE, 15 made May 2011 Van Stoffelen Sr (10x)
De Wijngemachtigde (5x)