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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: August 18, 2017, 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.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2017, 02:15:01 PM »



The 5 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2017, 02:18:16 PM »



The 10 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2017, 02:35:53 PM »



The 25 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2017, 02:37:26 PM »



The 1 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2017, 04:41:41 PM »



The 2,5 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2017, 04:48:58 PM »
The 1 cent coin, which was already left out in the new coin series of 1980, was demonetized on 1 March 1983.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2017, 05:04:14 PM »



In 1988, a coin of 5 guilder was introduced. It replaced the 5 guilder note which had to be replaced as it wore faster than expected. Like the rest of the series, this piece was also designed by Bruno Ninaber-Van Eyben. The coin is made out of bronze plated nickel. It has a reeded edge which is inscribed with "God zij met ons" (God be with us).

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2017, 10:50:18 PM »
On January 1, 2002 the Netherlands joined the Eurozone and so abandoned the guilder which had been its currency from the first day of its existence. Minting of the new coins had started in 1998 but the dates on the coins start with 1999. In the early years some of the coins were minted at the Birmingham Mint. All other coins were minted at the Royal Dutch Mint.

The obverse of the Dutch euro coins was designed by Bruno Ninaber-Van Eyben, the same designer who also made the designs for the last series of guilder coins. He again won a design competition. The 1c-50c coins depict an abstract portrait of Queen Beatrix surrounded by smaller stars which are then again surrounded by 12 large stars which refer to the 12 first countries that joined the Eurozone. By adding more stars then the 12 mandatory ones, he wanted to make it look like one. A cosmos which symbolises the European Union.  The 1 and 2 euro coins depict the same portrait that was used on the guilder coins. That design too is partially surrounded by 12 stars which according to EU regulations have to be present on the coin.

The reverse was designed by Luc Luyckx, a Belgian artist who works for the Royal Mint of Belgium. His design depicts the map of Europe as well as the denomination of the coin. It is being used as the reverse design on the coins of all countries in the Eurozone and on these of the mini states.