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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2018, 10:49:21 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 #61 on: August 01, 2018, 10:49:44 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 #62 on: August 01, 2018, 10:50:04 PM »



The 5 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2018, 10:50:22 PM »



The 10 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2018, 10:50:46 PM »



The 25 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2018, 10:51:11 PM »



The 1 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2018, 10:51:29 PM »



The 2,5 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2018, 10:51:48 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 #68 on: August 01, 2018, 10:52:10 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 #69 on: August 02, 2018, 10:00:54 AM »
On January 1, 2002 the Netherlands joined the Eurozone and so abandoned the guilder which had been its currency from the first day of the existence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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