Netherlands Euro Coins



The Netherlands one of the founding members of the Euro zone and started issuing coins in 2002. Some basic facts relating to the Netherlands.




The Netherlands is only surpassed by Ireland in the minting of a completely boring set of Euro coins. The motif for all coins is the same and unlike Belgium that at least modified the motif, the Netherlands motif has remained unaltered since the beginning.

To make matters worse they have issued only one commemorative coin of their own!


It is now January 2014 and happily the above can be revised - The Netherlands now has two main series and three commemorative coins and a fourth planed for April 2014 - well done Netherlands the collectors are grateful!


The12 stars representing Europe in the 1 Euro and 2 Euro coins are arranged in the form of a semi circle. This is against the latest guidelines which require the 12 stars to be as in the European flag - i.e. in the form of a complete circle. Presumably at some time in the future the design of these two coins will be altered to reflect the new guidelines.

Yes it has been changed in the series with King Willem Alexander.


Normal Currency Coins.


Motif:

The Motif for all coins is the same - the head of the reigning monarch Queen Beatrix until 2013 and then King Willem Alexander.

Is is customary in the Netherlands to alter the direction in which the Monarch is looking whenever a new Monarch mounts the throne - so while Beatrix was looking towards the left, Willem Alexander is looking towards the right.


Old Series

New Series

1 Cent -

Queen Beatrix

1 Cent

King Willem Alexander

2 Cent -

Queen Beatrix

2 Cent

King Willem Alexander

5 Cent -

Queen Beatrix

5 Cent

King Willem Alexander

10 Cent -

Queen Beatrix

10 Cent

King Willem Alexander

20 Cent -

Queen Beatrix

20 Cent

King Willem Alexander

50 Cent -

Queen Beatrix

50 Cent

King Willem Alexander

1 Euro -

Queen Beatrix

1 Euro

King Willem Alexander

2 Euro -

Queen Beatrix

2 Euro

King Willem Alexander















































Two Euro Coin Rim

Around the rim of the Two Euro Coin appear the words " GOD ZIJ MET UNS" which is Dutch for "GOD BE WITH US".






Netherland Commemorative Two Euro Coins.


2011 - 500th Anniversary of the publishing of Laus Stultitiae (Praise of Foolishness) by Erasmus of Rotterdam.



Date of issue   : 24.01.2011

Issuing Volume : 4 Million


2013 - Commemorating the change of monarchy in the Netherlands - depicted are the heds of Queen Beatrix and the incumbent King Willem-Alexander.


Date of issue   : 07.02.2013

Issuing Volume : 20 Million


2013 - 200th Anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.



Date of issue   : 25.11.2013

Issuing Volume : 3.5 Million



2014 - Doublr Portrait - King Willem Alexander and Princess Beatrix



Date of issue   : 22.04.2014

Issuing Volume : 5.2 Million





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