Toots Thielemans commemorated with a coin

Toots Thielemans commemorated with a coin

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

The August death of a jazz musician and composer Toots Thielemans will soon be honored with a Belgian coin.

The Royal Mint of Belgium has announced Monday what the coming year the themes of the nine new commemorative coins that will be released.

Thielemans is immortalized on a silver coin of twenty million. The first battle of the currency is scheduled on January 30.

Except Thielemans also get the fifty years back deceased artist René Magritte, strippersonage gaston lagaffe / Guust Flater and the legendary hero till Eulenspiegel their own currency. For that latter is chosen because it is 150 years ago that the novel about him was published.

Also, the Treaty of Maastricht, which 25 years ago was closed, and the fiftieth anniversary of the first heart transplant to be remembered with a special coin.

Toots Thielemans became world famous with his mondharmonicaspel, inter alia, for the soundtrack of the film turks Fruit.

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