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Fanny Blankers-Koen Vijfje
Фанни Бланкерс-Кун
Presented by
Royal Dutch Mint
Nominal value
5 euro
Silver 925°
Production quality
Suzan Drummen en Monique Wijbrands
Royal Dutch Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The Fanny Blankers-Koen Vijfje is a coin with speed. The design has a dynamic style that refers to the speed and strength of Fanny Blankers-Koen. Her fast times are expressed in a circle of (second) dashes. Even in the rotating line silhouette of King Willem-Alexander on the front is movement and speed.
A brief annotation
With great strides Fanny Blankers-Koen is crossing the coin. The repetition creates a kind of kaleidoscope, which makes the whole into a festive flower or medal. 

Only after looking a little longer is King Willem Alexander visible, this 'search' is quickly rewarded and makes you look longer at the portrait. The image is not static, but active, there is movement and 'speed'. The dynamic character refers to the speed and strength of the athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen. The rotation also refers to the clock (12 times), where the King seems to watch the time. 

Both sides have a central, symmetrical, circular composition. This produces a calm and balanced image, but the effect makes the effect very dynamic at the same time. Because the composition is the same on both sides, it seems as if one side is chasing the other side, so as if the King is pushing the athlete to move and vice versa.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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