Silvertown - Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Johny Cache
N 51° 56.786 E 004° 51.105
31U E 627270 N 5756699
Penny smasher in the town of Schoonhoven in the province of Zuid-Holland in the Netherlands.
Waymark Code: WM490A
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 07/23/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member skree
Views: 38

A one-die machine in the town of Schoonhoven. The machine is located in front of a bookstore in Lopikerstraat (Lopiker Street).
Schoonhoven is situated on the river Lek and is renowned for its silver work, and hence is nicknamed "Zilverstad", Silvertown. The silver industry and silversmiths have been present in the town for many centuries, and today Schoonhoven is still home of the International Silver School founded in 1895.
The machine takes a 5 eurocent coin to be smashed, and a 1 euro coin in order to let the machine work. Beside the text "Stad Schoonhoven" the design produced shows the car and passenger ferry that connects the town of Schoonhoven with Gelkenes on the other side of the river Lek.

Update September 10, 2012:
On this machine is reported missing!

Denomination: Other

Number of Designs: One

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