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Delft Blaauw coin in the making

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Dutch art had many renowned artists such as Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Albert Cuyp and Jan Vermeer just to list a few...so I think the picture on the new Delft Blaauw coin could be a "painter's palette with a paintbrush", like the ones held by artists when they paint their masterpieces.

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I am so happy to know the third Delfts Blauw Coin is comming. I've two spaces open in one of my books underneath the first and second coin. :laughing:

 

The design: I think it will be a tallship like they sailed the Seven Seas during the VOC-period. They stand for the mercantilism of the Dutch.

Or maybe a bouquet? Or would it be the little boy with his finger in the dyke: Hansje Brinker? :blink:

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Some people suggested cheese. But what about the rack or carrier made of wood the cheese sellers use for transport?

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I'm looking forward to seeing this one! My guess is that it'll be an ice skating picture for a winter theme.

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I think it may be a boat like hollora, since Holland is known for it's ship building and cruise lines. But it could be a bicycle, cows, koi, light house or snowflake.

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I was going to say lighthouse as well, beat me to it Jed. So ummmmmmm, butter churn, lol

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I love the cow!

 

I am drinking a Heineken right now...and it is 37C outside! So, that heat along with the alcohol has led me to guess maybe this time something botanical, like an illustration of hops.

Barring that, how about making the coin orange :) or perhaps a dyke?

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koe.jpg_82_80.jpg Koe

 

I love the cow!

 

I am drinking a Heineken right now...and it is 37C outside! So, that heat along with the alcohol has led me to guess maybe this time something botanical, like an illustration of hops.

Barring that, how about making the coin orange :) or perhaps a dyke?

 

GG bite your tongue. It is -15C here and blowing snow - come on back and enjoy a bit of this fabulous weather!!

 

The coin depicts a dutch boy with his finger in the dike. Hope they make a few more of this version - they are far too popular to only make another 125. Also, congrats E&Cplus3

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Nice link! Glad to see these being brought to life! :)

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There are many Dutch that have chosen to move to Australia...I got the chance to pick a Dutch Lady's brain at a Christmas party this weekend and asked about what are typical Dutch symbols? Most of the above were mentioned but we also had a good convo about politics and I'm thinking maybe the coin may have a symbol of the monarchy on it?

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How about an Ammo Can?

Nah... Only 33% of the caches in the Netherlands are regular or large. 60% is micro or small. So I would rather expect it to be a filmcannister :D

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Mmm... interesting.

Cannot wait to see the new one!!

 

Over here you can buy these lollies:

 

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Since we already had the windmill and the klomp, my guess would be the typical dutch facade

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This is one of my favorite all-time coins, and I am so pleased to see that #3 is in the making. My guesses for the image have mostly been mentioned before: Dutch Bonnet, Tulip, Cow, or Dutch Architecture. Simple and clear - iconic.

 

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The video is a nice treat, thank you for making it. Seeing the molds, the numbering tools, and the shop was fascninating.

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:laughing: Wow that's quite a procedure for just one coin! And it's only one step in the process too! These coins are definitely worth whatever they are asking for them. :blink:

 

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Hmm, I had another look. Even had my kids in on it because lots of times they see things my eyes don't :blink:

We were all wondering why your partner would 'ruin' the little video by reaching across to retrieve the bottle opener...maybe he was thirsty? :laughing: but then in the new video we didn't hear the sound of a bottle being opened...

So is this a functional delft blaauw coin, say a bottle opener?

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I noticed two empty cups sitting on the table that looked as if you all had been drinking some hot chocolate before the beer. Maybe the coins are chocolate related.

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I noticed two empty cups sitting on the table that looked as if you all had been drinking some hot chocolate before the beer. Maybe the coins are chocolate related.

 

I was thinking those were tea cups. Looks like other tea paraphernalia is present as well....

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It is great to read about the new Delft Coin. I am eagerly waiting on the chance to get one as many of you all do.

 

My choice, beside cheese and all the topics which are mentioned is f.e. the retaining dam to keep of the flooding. Those are brilliant build and are for sure outstanding and very helpful for the dutch people.

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ah, a sailing ship commemorating the major trading that the Dutch have always been famous for... the Dutch West India Company / GWC and how instrumental they were in the colonization of America

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I'm thinking,

 

Tulips,

or

a bicycle

or

18th Century Dutch tile work

or

The coat of arms, heraldry

or

or

ollibollen

or

Kids in traditional costume

 

if those fail then the kitchen sink :D

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A Bicycle. They are everywhere in The Netherlands

 

hihihihihihihihihihihi jeahhhhhhh in some city`s there are more bikezzz then people .........

but hè how else do we must go home after drink all that Grolsch :P

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A Bicycle. They are everywhere in The Netherlands

 

hihihihihihihihihihihi jeahhhhhhh in some city`s there are more bikezzz then people .........

but hè how else do we must go home after drink all that Grolsch :P

I know I left my bike here somewhere ?!?!?

 

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bumpity bump

 

anymore pictures or info on when these will be ready for sale ?

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how rude!

???

 

Pretty standard practice, they were sold through one of the Netherlands based geocoin sellers.

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I had almost forgotten about these ;) but my kids, who love a good mystery and tried to find some clues in the video with me asked about it yesterday...they too are wondering what is on the coin. When do we find out?

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Hello all, no worries, we didn't forget about the international community :)

 

We will update you early next week.

Exciting!! ;)

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