Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Two Grand Dukes on the 2017 Coin

Photo: / Luxemburger Wort /
A new commemorative coin for 2017 has been announced, with Grand Duke Henri sharing the space with Grand Duke Wilhelm III (1849-1890). Wilhelm III also reigned as King of the Netherlands during his time as Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Wilhelm's three sons died before him, and his daughter Wilhelmina succeeded him as Queen of the Netherlands. Because women could not inherit in the Grand Duchy at the time, Wilhelm's distant cousin Adolphe (of the house of Nassau-Weilburg) succeeded him as Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

The year 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Grand Duke Wilhelm III's birth, and the commemorative coin will be available for purchase starting in October of 2017.

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