Dutch coin honors football legend Johan Cruyff

September 21, 2017 – In 2017 Johan Cruyff would have reached the age of 70. As a tribute The Royal Dutch Mint has issued an official commemorative coin. The Johan Cruijff 5 euro coin has a worthy design with an iconic 3D portrait of the legendary football player and coach Johan Cruyff. On the back is an equally large portrait of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. A symbol of equivalence and solidarity. 

Netherlands / 5 Euros / Silver .925 / 15.5g / 33mm / Mintage: 7,500.Netherlands / 5 Euros / Silver .925 / 15.5g / 33mm / Mintage: 7,500.

Netherlands / 5 Euros / Silver .925 / 15.5g / 33mm / Mintage: 7,500.

The coin is available in Silver Proof in luxury packaging with background information and in BU quality in a numbered coincard. A limited number of exclusive 10-euro commemorative coins in Gold Proof and a Silver Johan Cruyff Color Set is also issued.

Johan Cruyff after the 1973 European Cup Final. Photo: Rob Mieremet; Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Johan Cruyff after the 1973 European Cup Final. Photo: Rob Mieremet; Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Silver Johan Cruijff Color Set 2017 is issued in a mintage of 750 sets. The set contains three Silver Proof coins, with the letters of its name being showed in the colors of the three most important teams from Cruyff's career.

If you want to see the top ten goals of Johan Cruyff, here they are!

And here are some other highlights of his career. 

See his legendary dribbling skills.

More information on these issues is available at the website of The Royal Dutch Mint.

For biographical details of Johan Cruyff, visit the UEFA website.

And this is the homepage of the World of Johan Cruyff.

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