10 euro - 50 years recognition of COC

Series: Netherlands - Gold 10 euro coins

Image of 10 euro coin - 50 years recognition of COC | Netherlands 2023.  The Gold coin is of Proof quality.
In 1964, something happens on Dutch National television that has never happened before: chairman of the COC and gay man Benno Premsela is shown openly on screen. That is unheard of in those times, because until this moment, lesbian, gay and bisexual people were only shown on screen from the back or with a bar in front of their eyes. This very bold move by Premsela is one of the examples of a shout that is becoming louder and louder. A shout from the organization COC The Netherlands for more emancipation and social acceptation of LGBTI+ people. A little less than 10 years later, on September 19th 1973, the COC receives their long-awaited royal approval. The Royal Dutch Mint strikes an official commemorative coin: the 50 years recognition of COC Golden 10 Euro coin. The coin is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance.