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Netherlands: Coronation of Queen Wilhelmina

Netherlands: Coronation of Queen WilhelminaNetherlands: Coronation of Queen Wilhelmina
Netherlands: Coronation of Queen WilhelminaNetherlands: Coronation of Queen Wilhelmina
Form: Circular
By: Bart van Hove / Begeer of Holland
Date: 1898
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1059;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
60 mmSilver107.9 gm$400
60.1 mmBronze123 gm$110

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Diademed bust of the young Queen, left. Legend: "WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN". Signed across on right: "BART VAN HOVEN".

Reverse: Minerva, left, with lion behind shaking hands with Wilhelmina, right, in long dress, mantle and crown. In the exergue: "INGEHULDIDG den 6.SEPTEMBER / 1898". Signed: "BEGEER" lower left rim.

Notes: Bart van Hove (1850-1914) was a Dutch sculptor who work for most of his career with the firm Begeer in the Hague.

Queen Wilhelmina was crowned on 6 December 1898 six days after her 18th birthday.