Dutch euro coins

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Dutch euro coins have two designs by Erwin Olaf, both of which feature a portrait of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. They are minted since 2014.[1] All coins share the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint in their design.

The Dutch euro coins with the portrait of Queen Beatrix were designed by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben and were minted from 1999 to 2013.

As in Finland, most of the Dutch shops have decided not to issue one and two cent coins starting from September 1, 2004. The coins remain legal tender, but are no longer issued in most of the shops. Sums are rounded to the nearest €0.05; hence sums ending in €0.01, €0.02, €0.06 or €0.07 are rounded down, and those ending in €0.03, €0.04, €0.08 or €0.09 are rounded up. The rounding is applied to the grand total only, while individual prices are still shown and summed up with €0.01 precision. This method is known as "Swedish rounding".

Dutch euro design[edit]

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

First series (1999-2013): Queen Beatrix[edit]

Depiction of Dutch euro coinage | Obverse side
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5 cent euro coin Netherlands series1.gif 5 cent euro coin Netherlands series1.gif 5 cent euro coin Netherlands series1.gif
Portrait of Queen Beatrix, her title around the edge.
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50 cent euro coin Netherlands series1.gif 20 cent euro coins Netherlands series 1.gif 50 cent euro coin Netherlands series1.gif
Portrait of Queen Beatrix, her title around the edge.
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
1 euro coin Netherlands series 1.gif 2 euro coin Netherlands, first series.gif The edge lettering features the words GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS (God Be With Us). The same lettering had been applied to the larger guilder coins.
Half portrait of Queen Beatrix, her title vertically shown as in the former guilder.

Second series (2014-present): King Willem Alexander[edit]

Following the accession to the throne of King Willem-Alexander, a new series of euro coins was issued depicting the effigy of the new Head of State.

Depiction of Dutch euro coinage | Obverse side
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Portrait of King William-Alexander, his title vertical across the coins center.
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50 cent coin Netherlands series2.gif 20 cent euro coin Netherlands series2.gif 50 cent coin Netherlands series2.gif
Portrait of King William-Alexander, his title vertical across the coins center.
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
1 euro coin Netherlands series2.gif 2 euro coin Netherlands series2.gif The edge lettering features the words GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS (God Be With Us). The same lettering had been applied to the larger guilder coins.
Portrait of King William-Alexander, his title shown vertical on the right side.

Circulating Mintage quantities[edit]

Face Value [2][3] €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
1999 47,800,000 109,000,000 213,000,000 149,700,000 86,500,000 99,600,000 63,500,000 9,900,000
2000 276,800,000 122,000,000 184,200,000 156,700,000 67,500,000 87,000,000 62,800,000 24,400,000
2001 179,300,000 145,800,000 205,900,000 193,500,000 97,600,000 94,500,000 67,900,000 140,500,000
2002 800,000 53,100,000 900,000 800,000 51,200,000 80,900,000 20,100,000 37,200,000
2003 58,100,000 151,200,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 58,200,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 1,200,000
2004 113,900,000 115,700,000 400,000 400,000 20,500,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
2005 400,000 400,000 80,400,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 200,000 200,000
2006 200,000 200,000 60,100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
2007 200,000 200,000 78,600,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 100,000 100,000
2008 413,000 413,000 50,413,000 363,000 363,000 363,000 288,000 288,000
2009 254,000 249,000 40,299,000 209,000 209,000 209,000 149,000 149,000
2010 235,000 235,000 70,235,000 202,000 202,000 202,000 166,000 166,000
2011 300,000 300,000 20,300,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 3,900,000
2012 400,000 200,000 10,500,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
2013 200,000 200,000 26,200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 10,800,000
2014 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
2015 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **

* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
** Data not available yet
*** Small quantities minted for sets only

Changes to national sides[edit]

The Commission of the European Communities issued a recommendation on 19 December 2008, a common guideline for the national sides and the issuance of euro coins intended for circulation. One section of this recommendation stipulates that:

Article 4. Design of the national sides:
"The national side of the euro coins intended for circulation should bear the 12 European stars that should fully surround the national design, including the year mark and the indication of the issuing Member State's name. The European stars should be depicted as on the European flag."

The first series of the Dutch euro coins did not comply with this recommendation. No efforts were made to amend these coins to make them compliant.

King Willem Alexander[edit]

Queen Beatrix abdicated on 30 April 2013, so the design of the coins was changed for her heir, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The new coins were made to be in accordance with this recommendation. The Royal Dutch Mint presented the new design to the public on 31 October 2013 and began releasing them into circulation in early 2014.(see [1]). Production of the new coins commenced on 22 January 2014. The first coins were released into circulation the next day.[1]

€2 commemorative coins[edit]

Year Feature Volume Note
2007 50th Anniversary of the Signature of the Treaty of Rome 6,333,000[4] commonly issued coin
2009 Ten years of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the birth of the euro 5,300,000[5] commonly issued coin
2011 500th Anniversary of the Publication of The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus 4,000,000[6]
2012 10th Anniversary of Euro coins and banknotes 3,500,000[7] commonly issued coin
2013 The announcement of the abdication of the throne by Queen Beatrix 20,000,000[6]
2013 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands 3,500,000[8]
2014 Kings double portrait 5,000,000[9]

Other commemorative coins (Collectors' coins)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Koning Willem-Alexander slaat nieuwe Nederlandse euromunten, Dutch government, 2013. Retrieved in 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Circulating Mintage quantities". Henning Agt. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Jaarverslag 2013" [Annual Report 2013] (PDF) (Portable Document File) (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt N.V. 16 May 2014. p. 48. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "2 Euro Treaty of Rome". ibiblio.org. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  5. ^ "2 Euro 10 Years of EMU". ibiblio.org. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  6. ^ a b "The Netherlands". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  7. ^ "Euro Coin Mintage". euro-auflagen.de. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  8. ^ "The Netherlands". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  9. ^ "2 euro: The Double Portrait 2014". coin-database.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 

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