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Announced issue: The official farewell to the former Queen Beatrix

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Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the effigies of both the King Willem-Alexander and the former Queen Beatrix. At the left, in semi-circle, the inscription "WILLEM-ALEXANDER KONING DER NEDERLANDEN" and at the right, in semi-circle, the inscription "BEATRIX PRINSES DER NEDERLANDEN". Between the two inscriptions, at the top, the crown symbol and at the bottom the mint master mark, the mint mark and in between the year of issuance "2014".
Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Date of issue: May 2014
Official Journal: The information has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the European Union

 

200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Description: The inner part of the design shows a continuing ribbon that starts from the outside depicting the effigy of King Willem-Alexander and continues to depict the effigies of his six predecessors: Queen Beatrix, Queen Juliana, Queen Wilhelmina, King Willem III, King Willem II and King Willem I. The effigies are surrounded by the inscription ‘Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden’ followed by the Royal Dutch mintmark, the mint master mark, the year 2013, the initials of the designer and at the left side of the effigies the inscription ‘200 jaar Koninkrijk der Nederlanden’.

Issuing volume: 3.5 million coins
Date of issue: November 2013
Official Journal: C 379/8 28.12.2013

 

The announcement of the abdication of the throne by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix

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Description: The design depicts on the foreground the effigy of Queen Beatrix and on the background partly covered by the effigy of the Queen, the effigy of the Prince of Orange. The circumscription around both effigies reads: WILLEM-ALEXANDER PRINS VAN ORANJE (crown symbol) BEATRIX KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Mint mark) 28 januari 2013 (mint master mark). The design is enclosed by a beaded circle located on the perimeter of the core
Issuing volume: 20 million coins
Date of issue: February 2013
Official Journal: C214 27.07.2013

 

All euro-area countries

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

The 500th anniversary of the issue of the world famous book ‘Laus Stultitiae’ by the Dutch philosopher, humanist and theologian Desiderus Erasmus

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The inner part of the coin depicts Erasmus writing his book and the effigy of Queen Beatrix. Between these two images, the inscription ‘Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden’ vertically positioned, the year ‘2011’, the Mint master mark and the mintmark.

Total euro area issuing volume: 4 million coins
Official Journal: C19 20.01.2011, p.3

 

Ten years of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the birth of the euro

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The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 84 085 000 million coins
Official Journal: C315 10.12.2008, p.8

 

50th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome

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The coin shows the treaty with the signatures of the six founding countries on a background evoking the paving – designed by Michelangelo – of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957, giving birth to the modern-day European Union.

Total euro area issuing volume: 90 million coins
Official Journal: C065 21.03.2007, p.3

 

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