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1982

USNS-FYS-C 001

Year: 1982
Metal: silver .925
Condition: BU
Designer: L. Jansma
Mint:  “De Taler”
Mintage: 10,000 pcs.

Weight: 8 grams
Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: 1daalder
Edge type: plain

 

1983

USNS-FYS-C 002

Year: 1983
Metal: silver-plated
Condition: Proof
Designer: L. Jansma
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 

Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: ˝ daalder
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 003

Year: 1983
Metal: silver-plated
Condition: Proof
Designer: L. Jansma
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 

Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 1 daalder
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 004

Year: 1983
Metal: silver-plated
Condition: Proof
Designer: L. Jansma
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 

Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 2 daalder
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 005

Year: 1983
Metal: silver-plated
Condition: Proof
Designer: L. Jansma
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 

Weight:
Diameter: 30 mm
Denomination: 2˝ daalder
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-B 001


Year issued: 1983 (undated)
Printer: L.Jansma / FMS
Quantity:
Dimensions:  87x112 mm
Denomination: 10 âlde skilden
Paper: Watermarked white

Print: orange background, blue print

 

Varieties:

001a: Unnumbered Sample

001b: Numbered Banknote

 

 

USNS-FYS-B 002


Year issued: 1983 (undated)
Printer: L.Jansma / FMS
Quantity:
Dimensions:  87x112 mm
Denomination: 25 âlde skilden
Paper: Watermarked white

Print: blue background, green print

 

 

 

USNS-FYS-B 003


Year issued: 1983 (undated)
Printer: L.Jansma / FMS
Quantity:
Dimensions:  87x112 mm
Denomination: 100 âlde skilden
Paper: Watermarked white

Print: green background, orange print

 

 

 

USNS-FYS-SET 01

Year: 1983

included:

4 coins (FYS-C002-C005)

3 banknotes (FYS-B001b-B003)

plus extra 30mm mint medal

 

1984

USNS-FYS-C 006a

Year: 1984
Metal: silver .835
Condition: Proof
Designer:
Mint:  Hegies,
Oss
Mintage: 10,000 pcs.

Weight:
Diameter:  35 mm
Denomination: 29 stuivers
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 006b

Year: 1984
Metal: gold .583
Condition: Proof
Designer:
Mint:  Hegies,
Oss
Mintage: 400 pcs.

Weight:
Diameter:  35 mm
Denomination: 29 stuivers
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 015a

Year: 1984
Metal: silver .835
Condition: Proof
Designer:
Mint:  Hegies,
Oss
Mintage: unknown

Weight:
Diameter:  35 mm
Denomination: 29 stuivers
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 015b

Year: 1984
Metal: gold .583
Condition: Proof
Designer:
Mint:  Hegies,
Oss
Mintage: unknown
Weight:
Diameter:  35 mm
Denomination: 29 stuivers
Edge type: plain

 

1985

USNS-FYS-C 007

Year: 1985
Metal: silver .999
Condition: FDC/Prooflike
Designer: Aizo Betten
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 10,000 pcs.
Weight: 12 grams
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 1 sulveren rider
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 008

Year: 1985
Metal: brass
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 2,010 pcs.
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: ˝ kroan
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 009

Year: 1985
Metal: copper-nickel
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 2,010 pcs.
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 1 kroan
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 010

Year: 1985
Metal: copper-nickel
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 2,010 pcs.
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 2 kroanen
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 011

Year: 1985
Metal: copper-nickel
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 2,010 pcs.
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 2˝ kroanen
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 012a

Year: 1985
Metal: copper-nickel
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 2,010 pcs.
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 5 kroanen
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 012b

Year: 1985
Metal: silver .999
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 5 kroanen
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-C 013

Year: 1985
Metal: gold
Condition: BU
Designer:
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 
Weight:
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 10 kroanen
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-FYS-SET 02

Year: 1985

included:

5 coins (FYS-C008-C012a)



 

 

 

1986

USNS-FYS-C 014

Year: 1986
Metal: silver .999
Condition: FDC/Prooflike
Designer: Aizo Betten
Mint:  Fryske Muntsentrale
Mintage: 10,000 pcs.
Weight: 12 grams
Diameter:  30 mm
Denomination: 1 sulveren rider
Edge type: plain

 

 

FRIESLAND is a region of northern Europe, situated along the southeastern coasts of the North Sea. Also known as Frisia (Fryslân in the Frisian language), it extends from the northeastern Netherlands across northern Germany to southwestern Denmark. A portion of the area, also called Friesland, is a northern Dutch province. The Frisians (or Frieslanders) are a Germanic people. Their language, which differs considerably from Dutch, is still spoken by a sizable part of the population.
A handful of coins have been issued in the name of
Friesland.

 

First, there is a simple 1982 1 Daalder made of silver; the first coin (FYS-C-001) is a private issue by Lykele Jansma reading ‘leaver dea as slaaf’ = ‘rather dead than a slave’, relating to the 1435 battle at Warns, where Friesland kept its autonomy. It also features the “plompeblad” leaf, which is the predominant Frisian symbol. Secondly, there is a well-made coin set from 1983, all silver-plated (FYS-C-002 to 005). The obverse of each token shows a dagger, and their reverse shows the “plompeblad” and a skűtsje sailing boat. Both sides have the local saying ‘Buter, brea en griene tsiis’, literally ‘Butter, Bread and Green Cheese’ (short for ‘Buter, brea en griene tsiis, hwa't dat net sizze kin is gjin oprjuchte Fries’ translated: Anyone who can't say ‘butter, bread and green cheese’ is not a real Frisian. This sentence was used by ‘Grote Pier’, a 16th century Frisian freedom-fighter and rebel king, the same way the word ‘Shibbolet’ was used in the Bible by Gideon, to differentiate between friend and foe). This set had an extra mint-medal that could be used as a pendant and three banknotes that could be used as vouchers locally.

 

Except for the coins mentioned above, where the symbolism undoubtedly is autonomist, other Frisian coins have been issued as well. In 1984 commemorative coins were issued featuring

Frisian heroes (C-006 and C-015), and in 1985 a set was issued for use at the “Small Nations Olympics” (C-008 to 013). In 1985 (C-007) and 1986 (C-014) silver commemoratives were issued for the “elfstedentocht”, a cross-country skating event held in Friesland.

 

 

 © 2005, 2007 Tćdivm / C.D. Shiboleth. Coin information and scans courtesy of F. Zinkann and C.D. Shiboleth. Layout thanks to G. Cruickshank / USNS.