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50 Gulden 1982, Netherlands

in Krause book Number: 96
Years of issue: 07.09.1982
Signatures: Secretaris: F.F.Posthumus Meyjes, President: Willem Frederik "Wim" Duisenberg
Serie: 1977 - 1985 Issue
Specimen of: 04.01.1982
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 142 х 76
Printer: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem

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50 Gulden 1982




The bee.


50 Gulden 1982

sunflower bee sunflower bee sunflower bee

The big and beautiful sunflower and a bee on it.

Denominations in numerals top left and bottom right. In words on the right side.


50 Gulden 1982


A field of sunflowers and a map in the background.

The map shows the province of Flevoland. There are many flower fields in the province, including sunflowers.

Flevoland is the 12th and youngest province of the Netherlands, established in 1986, when the southern and eastern Flevopolders were merged into one provincial entity. It is located in the centre of the country, where the Zuiderzee was previously located. Almost all of the land belonging to Flevoland was reclaimed only in the 1950s and 1960s. By land area, it is the smallest province of the Netherlands at 1,412 km2 (545 sq. mi.), but not by total area as that includes much of the waters of the Markermeer and IJsselmeer. The province has a population of 423,021 as of January 2020 and consists of six municipalities. Its capital is Lelystad and its most populous city is Almere.

Flevoland is bordered in the extreme north by Friesland, in the northeast by Overijssel, and in the northwest by the lakes Markermeer and IJsselmeer. In the southeast, the province borders on Gelderland, and in the southwest on Utrecht and North Holland.

After a flood in 1916, the decision was made to enclose and reclaim the Zuiderzee, an inland sea within the Netherlands, and thus the Zuiderzee Works started. Other sources indicate other times and reasons, but also agree that in 1932, the Afsluitdijk was completed, which closed off the sea completely. The Zuiderzee was subsequently divided into IJsselmeer (lake at the end of the river IJssel) and Markermeer, which in itself was planned to be mostly drained to make the Markerwaard. However, for economic reasons, the Markerwaard never went ahead.

The first part of the new lake that was reclaimed was the Noordoostpolder (English: Northeast polder) in 1942. This new land included the former islands of Urk and Schokland and it was included in the province of Overijssel. After this, other parts were reclaimed – the southeastern part in 1957 and the southwestern part in 1968. An important change occurred in these postwar projects from the earlier Noordoostpolder reclamation: a narrow body of water was preserved along the old coast to stabilise the water table and to prevent coastal towns from losing their access to the sea. Thus, the Flevopolder became an artificial island joined to the mainland by bridges. The municipalities on the three parts voted to become a separate province, which happened in 1986.

Micro text at the left side in Dutch:

"Wetboek van Strafrecht Artikel 208

Hij die muntspeciën of munt- of bankbiljetten namaakt of vervalst, met het oogmerk om die muntspeciën of munt- of bankbiljetten als echt en onvervalst uit te geven of te doen uitgeven, wordt gestraft met gevangenisstraf van ten hoogste negen jaren."

Also in English:

"Penalty Code Article 208: He who imitates coins or notes of banknotes with the intention to issue for real, or have these coins or notes or banknotes issued for real, will be punished with imprisonment of up to nine years."

The complete penalty text is 4x printed, in 4 different font heights and colors.

Denominations in numerals bottom left and top right.


Designers: R.D.E Oxenaar, J.J. Kruit.

Issued into circulation at 7 September 1982.

Built into the paper fibers, in the ultraviolet, are yellow.