Dutch Geocoin 2008

Winner of the 2008 Dutch Geocoin Competition – The saying is: God created the world, but the Dutch created The Netherlands. The Dutch are proud to think that there’s a lot of truth in that. More than half the country was reclaimed from below sea level and the fight against the water continues every day. The Netherlands has more than 3.000 polders, i.e. areas located below the surrounding water levels. Caching below sea level.


The front of the coin is a replica a Zeeuwsche Stuiver, and old coin dated 1737. It shows the coat of arms of Zeeland with a lion half-emerged from water and represent the motto “luctor et emergo” (Latin for “I struggle and I emerge”).

On the back of the coin features a blue ‘peilschaal’, a mostly email plate which is place by the Water Board to measure the height of the water at the N.A.P. scale (Normaal Amsterdams Peil or Amsterdam Ordnance Datum). It stands beside a height map of The Netherlands.

Dimensions 1.75″ (42 mm); round
Trackable Yes
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Editions Issue date Issued by
Antique Silver November 2008 k2coins.nl
Antique Gold XLE, about 10 made November 2008 k2coins.nl