Nazi symbols found stamped over Queen Beatrix 2-euro coins
A woman from Asten found a very peculiar coin when she emptied out her purse after her vacation on Wednesday. A 2-euro coin, with the image of Princess Beatrix on it, that had also been minted with an image of an eagle with a swastika under it, De Gelderlander reports.
"I collect 2-euro coins. When I saw this coin, I thought what a weird one", the woman said to the newspaper. She doesn't yet know what she will do with it. "I now have around 50 to 75 coins in my collection, for example with castles on it. But with a coin like this you make people angry. It is a nasty thing. I've never seen anything like it."
The woman also cannot say exactly where she got the coin. "I could have gotten it at a supermarket, but we also have several campsites around here. Maybe the coin came from there. I really have no idea."
Whether this is the only such coin in existence, or whether more were minted, is not clear. The Royal Dutch Mint doesn't know about it. "Of course we don't make this coin. There are certain machines that people can use to mint coins themselves, but we are not aware of any previous cases of such minted coins", a spokesperson said to De Gelderlander.
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Dit Nazi logo is er toch met een serieus apparaat in gestanst. Het zal me niet verbazen als er meer van dit soort munten opduiken.
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