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06 Feb 2022

New York, New York - a city so great they had to name it twice

| mrbrklyn

Not more than a few years ago the bored engravers of the Royal Dutch Mint hit paydirt with this high tech coin of lower Manhatan that they created to celbrate the 40th anniversiry of the discovery of Manhattan Island. The front side is a projection of the Island before its development, which grew out of a project done by NY WIldlide and Conservation Soceity (who runs the Bronx Zoo). It is authentic to the last tree. The reverse was the current map image of Manhattan, completely to scale, just prior to the new Freedom Tower construction and after 9-11. Buildings are all done to scale from the perspective of a satilite image, all created with advanced technology not yet seen in coin production for a truly brethtaking design. It came in silver and clad as 5 euros. Nothing had really ever been done like it before, or since actually.

The initial work, which is nearly 10 years old now, was astonishing at the time and an advanced use of computer mapping and graphics.

Today the project continues:

https://welikia.org/m-map.php

https://welikia.org/explore/mannahatta-map/

Comments

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Wow! That is one gorgeous coin. Thanks for sharing!

mrbrklyn

Level 4

You should see it under the loop. It blows your mind.

Longstrider

Level 6

That is a beauty. So unique. Great blog. Thanks.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

Too true. We had to have the Netherlands make a worthy coin about NYC.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Nice blog!

coinsbygary

Level 5

I really like this coin. I may have to find one as a gift to my daughter and son-in-law. They love New York and hope to move back there someday.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

Keep in mind that there are two of them. One is the SIlver proof and the other is a Clad - and they are both lovely and afordable.

Kepi

Level 6

Now that's different! I like the satellite view! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! ; )

mrbrklyn

Level 4

See, when you see what other countries in the world do with their commems, you are left wondering what the heck the US is doing wrong to put out endless number of boring coins. Our mint has no inspiration

It's Mokie

Level 6

Now that is a beautiful coin, gotta look for one on Ebay.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

It is really a show stopper -

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