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The Netherlands: Bill to amend the coinage act

Started by eurocoin, January 23, 2019, 11:59:41 AM

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eurocoin

According to the treasury the inclusion of mintmarks and mintmastermarks on Dutch coins will remain possible.

chrisild

Sounds good to me. Not that the two are actually necessary, but they have been on Dutch coins for so long that it would be strange to do away with them now ...

Christian

eurocoin

The bill has a few minutes ago been approved in parliament. As has been mentioned here before, the following changes were made:

The Netherlands can no longer issue bullion coins. 
The inclusion of Mint and Mintmaster marks on the Dutch coins is no longer mandatory.
By law, Mintmaster is no longer an official title.

chrisild

Quote from: eurocoin on September 26, 2019, 10:24:54 AM
The Netherlands can no longer issue bullion coins.

Hmm, has NL recently issued any bullion coins? I don't think so but am not sure.

Christian

eurocoin

Quote from: chrisild on October 01, 2019, 12:56:10 AM
Hmm, has NL recently issued any bullion coins? I don't think so but am not sure.

Christian

No, they have never used the opportunity. A concept for the design was made and a closed design competition was subsequently held though.

eurocoin

The changes to the Dutch Coinage Act have come into force as of January 1 of this year.

The fact that the Act does no longer specify which marks should be added on the Dutch coins paves the way for the Royal Dutch Mint to introduce mark variants like for example Luxembourg has been doing in recent years, in which UNC, BU and proof coins each show a different set of marks.