Artist Esther Tielemans was invited by the Ministry of Finance to pitch the design of a commemorative 5 euro coin. She asked Raza to give her a helping hand. We won the pitch.
The first coin was launched in October 2010 by our King Willem Alexander.
The theme of the coin was ‘The Netherlands and water’. One side of the coin has a horizon that highlights the contrast between water and land. The reflection of our former queen fades in the surface. The other side is dominated by a vertical axis seperating our country in two halves, – one of them would be under water if we didnt have dikes.