The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (15th August) two new coins in celebration of the Peace Palace (Dutch: Vredespaleis)– which celebrates its centennial anniversary during the month of August.
The monumental Peace Palace, built in neo-Renaissance style, was inaugurated on the 28th August 1913 by HM Queen Wilhelmina. The immense and impressive building houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Library of Peace and The Hague Academy of International Law. Every day, thousands of people work in more than 160 international organizations towards a safer and fairer world. This means that the Peace Palace itself has been regarded as the beating heart of The Hague as the city of Peace and Justice – not just of the Netherlands but all over the world.
By Michael Alexander
Source: Coin Update
PPL Research Guide: Peace Palace 100 Years