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5 Euro commemorative coin

5 Euro commemorative coin

The Dutch Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands recently organised a contest for the creation of a new 5 euro commemorative coin paying tribute to the history of Dutch architecture, resulting in this magnificent design from artist and architect, Stani Michiels.

The front face features a portrait of Queen Beatrix composed of the names of important architects in Dutch history, arranged in order of their number of hits on the internet, in gradually decreasing size, spiraling towards the center of the coin.

5 Euro commemorative coin

The reverse shows an outline of the Netherlands with a bird positioned on the capital of each Dutch province.

Amazingly the design was created entirely with free software.

You can read the full remarkable story of it’s creation on Fontshop and on Stani’s blog.

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