Organisation - October 18, 2018

University to get commemorative coin

Text:
Linda van der Nat

A special commemorative coin has been designed in honour of the university’s centenary. It will be ceremonially minted on November 2nd in Orion by WUR-alumnus Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

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The Wageningen University 5 Euro Coin. © Zilveren Vijfje

A special commemorative coin has been designed in honour of the university’s centenary. All WUR staff will receive one of these Wageningen University coins, the design for which was formally presented to WUR president Louise Fresco by Mint Master Stephan Satijn of the Royal Dutch Mint on Thursday 11 October.

There is a sunflower and a portrait of King Willem-Alexander on one side of the coin. The other side bears the logo of Wageningen University & Research and an Erlenmeyer flask, as a symbol of science. The coin was designed by the Swiss artist Malin Persson. It will be ceremonially minted in Orion by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who studied Agricultural Economics in Wageningen and was minister of Finance from 2012 to 2017. The Executive Board will make a gift of the coin to all WUR staff. It can also be bought through the website of the Royal Dutch Mint.

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  • Hetty Kroese

    Ik vind ‘m prachtig. Mooi symboliek, mooie herinnering. Blij mee!

  • Eindejaarsuitkering-Nietdus

    De einde jaarsuitkering van Wageningen Research, die al ongekend laag is (3%!), wordt daarmee natuurlijk verlaagd.
    Waar anders dan bij WR halen ze het geld vandaan?

  • overleden?

    Een herdenkinsmunt... is de WUR dood dan? Nergens een overlijdensadvertentie gezien.

  • Koos Nijssen

    Echt prachtige munten en een mooieerbetoon aan Wageningen University & Research!


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