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Johannes Vermeer Geocoin Johannes Vermeer Geocoin (Antique Silver) LE 50

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Monday, 30 January 2012
Utrecht, Netherlands
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Johannes Vermeer Geocoin                                   Artwork used for the design of the Johannes Vermeer Geocoin       

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Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Although he was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime, he was evidently was not wealthy.

Johannes Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes. He worked slowly and with great care using frequently very expensive pigments. Almost all his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women.

He was recognized during his lifetime in Delft and The Hague, but his modest celebrity gave way to obscurity after his death. He was barely mentioned in Arnold Houbraken's major source book on 17th-century Dutch painting (Grand Theatre of Dutch Painters and Women Artists), and was thus omitted from subsequent surveys of Dutch art for nearly two centuries. In the 19th century, Vermeer was rediscovered by Gustav Friedrich Waagen and Théophile Thoré-Bürger, who published an essay attributing 66 pictures to him, although only 34 paintings are universally attributed to him today. Since that time, Vermeer's reputation has grown, and he is now acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.


Together with another geocacher W.-J. Verbene designed and minted this geocion. The geocoin is basically based on the silver 25 ECU coin "Johannes Vermeer" minted 1996 in the Netherlands.

The front of the geocoin shows a 3D portret of Johannes Vermeer which was taken out of the painting "The Procuress". The Procuress is a 1656 oil-on-canvas painting by Johannes Vermeer and is one of only three paintings Vermeer signed and dated. It is shown to public in the "Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister" in Dresden, Germany. It is his first genre painting and shows a scene of contemporary life, an image of mercenary love perhaps in a brothel. The man on the left side of the painting wearing a black beret and a doublet with slashed sleeves was identified as a self portrait of the artist and was used for the front of the geocoin. At the bottom of the geocoin the name and birth/death year (1632-1675) of Johannes Vermeer is framed. To the upper left of the geocoin the words "Vitam Augeat Pictura" are printed.

The back of the geocoin shows the 3D portret of "the Dutch Mona Lisa". The portret is based on the painting: Meisje met de parel (Girl with the pearl earring).  It was oil painted between 1665-1667 by the 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting is in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague (The Netherlands) since 1902.


It totally 6 different finishings of the Johannes Vermeer Geocoin were minted:

  • Antique Bronze   red    RE
  • Antique Silver   blue   RE
  • Antique Bronze   -   LE (50 made)
  • Antique Silver   -   LE (50 made)
  • Antique Copper   -   XLE (30 made)
  • Antique Nickel/Polished Gold   blue   XLE (30 made)

About This Item

Johannes Vermeer Geocoin (antique silver) - limited edition, only 50 minted

geocoin - frontgeocoin - back

The Johannes Vermeer Geocoin (antique silver) is one of the geocoins I have retrieved out of the JackHoe collection! I really appreciate the opportunity to get a part of his stunning geocoin collection

The aim of this geocoin is to please everyone who looks at this beautiful geocoin and discovered it

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Discovered It 04/22/2020 copohontas discovered it   Visit Log

Last summer we watched my geocoin collection and now I had an good opportunity to see yours. Thanks, Geo-Dragonchild.

Discovered It 03/31/2020 barbatante discovered it   Visit Log

So many beautiful coins, started to log them one by one but this collection is so impressive that I will watch them one by one but log them all at once from here...

Met you on my Friday the 13th event (is there a coin for that? ;-), considering there is one for many special dates there will be one for sure somewhere) in Vlissingen the Netherlands...

Long after the event was over we were still there together with Marsso talking about many stuff among which the Corona Virus but also our hobby Geocaching and then you offered to share your coin collection with us..

So honoured that you would show it to us, love to watch them all, some of them never seen before and others that look familiar...

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and hope to see you again somwhere someday after this Corona Crisis..

Bye for now..
Barbara team barbatante

Discovered It 01/03/2018 little-leggs discovered it   Visit Log

thank you for sharing

Discovered It 02/05/2017 Poldertorentjes discovered it   Visit Log

Met een grote discover achterstand hebben we deze ook gezien op het Sake2016 event
Bedankt voor het laten Discoveren!

Discovered It 01/24/2017 Telrunya61 discovered it   Visit Log

Beetje laat met loggen
Maar gezien op het sake 2016 event op 8-10-2016.
Bedankt voor het laten zien van deze prachtige collectie TB's

Discovered It 11/01/2016 Backertjes discovered it   Visit Log

Tijdens het Sake 2016 hebben we deze coins mogen bewonderen. Wat een prachtige coins.
Hartelijk bedankt voor het delen. Groetjes van de Backertjes.

Discovered It 10/24/2016 MarcoTwente discovered it   Visit Log

Een paar weekenden geleden ben ik afgereist naar Krommenie om daar het Event Sake2016 te bezoeken.
Het was een lange rit helemaal vanuit twente, maar hobby mag geld kosten toch?
Het was een goed georganiseerd event, mijn complimenten daarvoor.
Ook zag ik een groot vritine kast met wel een heleboel coins.
Mijn god, dat hobby geld mag kosten dat kun je wel zien aan deze man die ze allemaal heft.
Indrukwekkend gewoon.
Ik ben niet zo van de coins sparen, maar gelukkig hebben andere mensen daar andere gedachten over.
Ik heb werkelijk geen idee hoeveel het er waren, misschien wel een kleine 500 stuks.

Ik ga dan ook deze mensen die al deze coins gespaart hebben dan ook hartelijk bedanken voor het uitstallen van hun collective.
Gewoon TE GEK!

Discovered It 10/24/2016 opamol discovered it   Visit Log

Geo-Dragonchild was op het SAKE2016 event aanwezig, waar hij een gedeelte van zijn verzameling heeft laten zien
Wat een prachtige verzameling, waar iedereen jaloers van word.
Ik heb genoten van de prachtige coings en ben onder de de indruk van de omvang van deze verzameling.
Ik hoop ook de rest van je verzameling eens te zien.
hartelijk bedankt deze te mogen loggen
groeten opamol

Discovered It 10/24/2016 rocks twist discovered it   Visit Log

Op het SAKE2016 waren diverse TB om gediscovered worden.
Maar de mogelijkheid om deze beroemde geocaching Trackables te kunnen discoveren is natuurlijk andere koek.
Vol bewondering heb ik ze bekeken.
Wat een mooie collection van diverse Trackables bij elkaar.
Heel veel dank en de unieke mogelijkheid om je verzamelingen te kunnen dicoveren.
Geo-Dragonchild bedankt en natuurlijk ook de Extra TB van je geocaching vrienden.

Discovered It 10/08/2016 M7880 discovered it   Visit Log

Diese schöne Sammlung konnte ich beim 'Saens Kessers Evenement [SAKE2016]' GC64Z75 bewundern. Und das ganze direkt mit Owner-Betreuung
Danke für den Aufwand, diese Coins aufzubauen.

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