Fake again

Fake Koningsdubbelportret 2014!After the first set of colored coins we were quickly introduced to a new phenomenon. Semi fake colored coins. Actually quite logical because painting coins is cheap and the royal Dutch mint charges a lot for a painted coin. In addition the number of painted coins is very low and they are sold out very fast.

This time the KNM is warning us about ‘fake’ coins with the double heads (former queen and current king). Actually the coins are not fake, they are just normal/legal coins, which everyone is allowed to paint. It seems that to only way to distinguish a fake from a real painted coin is by looking at the packaging.


Geolodia!Today it is the day of geology. I have no geological background, but that does not matter. I know a few geologists and that is enough. This year we’ll go on a nice field trip. Interesting facts, a nice walk, a pick-nick and for sure some sunshine.