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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2017, 03:28:53 PM »



The 25 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2017, 06:52:56 PM »



In 1948, Queen Wilhelmina abdicated. Juliana became the new queen of the Netherlands. In 1950 the first coins were issued with her portrait. It was made by Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2017, 07:19:01 PM »
The coinage act 1948 stipulated that almost all coins that were issued prior to 1948 had to be demonetized. Only the silver 1 and 2,5 guilder pieces remained legal tender. The demonetization process happened in different phases.

On 15 August 1950, the pre-war 5 and 25 cent pieces were demonetized as well as the zinc 5 and 25 cent coins.

On 15 September 1952, the zinc 1 cent coin was demonetized.

On 15 December 1953,  the pre-war bronze 1 cent coin as well as the zinc 10 cent coin were demonetized.


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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2017, 07:45:38 PM »



In 1954, the reverse of the 1 guilder coin was updated. The same change was made to the 2,5 guilder coin in 1959. To the left the previous design can be seen and to the right the updated reverse. The new design was made by Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2017, 07:54:10 PM »
On 15 January 1960, the pre-war silver 10 cent coin was demonetized.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #50 on: Today at 04:26:54 PM »
In 1980, Beatrix became queen of the Netherlands after the abdication of her mother, Juliana. A completely new series of coins was issued. A design competition was held for invited artists which was won by industrial artist Bruno Ninaber-Van Eyben. Certainly in the beginning the series was very unpopular and several of the political parties tried to urge the State Secretary for Finance to choose other designs. One day after the designs were unveiled, the Dutch parliament also voted in favour of a motion in which was being asked for the minting to be stopped with immediate effect, untill more conversations had taken place. Both attempts were to no avail.

The designs represent the deployment of the Dutch polder landscape as well as a graphical representation of the decimal system in which each denomination is a certain part of a cube which is divided in equal blocks. The design also represents the Netherlands as an industrialised, modern and well-organized country. The artist also thought that the different patterns on the coins would be handy for blind people to recognize the coins, although it was only a side issue. Organisations for the blind soon complained the designs were to no use for them.