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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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New Series of Dutch Silver Ducats Focuses on Country’s Famous Castles

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Silver Ducat has been part of the heritage of the Netherlands Mint for 350 years. But with the 2020 issue, it takes on an appearance unlike any of its predecessors. Although the requisite standing armored knight is on the obverse as required by the law, on each of […]

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Netherlands: 75 years of peace after World War II remembered on new gold and silver collector’s coins

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (4th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the occupation of the Third Reich army during the Second World War

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Netherlands: First strike ceremony conducted on live stream in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Yesterday, the Royal Dutch Mint conducted their first strike ceremony for the first time on live stream to initiate production of the 10-euro gold and five-euro silver commemorative coins marking the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was broadcast by the Royal Dutch Mint and was hosted by Mintmaster Stephan Satijn at the Royal Dutch Mint’s new production facilities in Houten

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Netherlands: First strike ceremony conducted on live stream in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Yesterday, the Royal Dutch Mint conducted their first strike ceremony for the first time on live stream to initiate production of the 10-euro gold and five-euro silver commemorative coins marking the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was broadcast by the Royal Dutch Mint and was hosted by Mintmaster Stephan Satijn at the Royal Dutch Mint’s new production facilities in Houten

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Netherlands: 75 years of peace after World War II remembered on new gold and silver collector’s coins

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (4th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the occupation of the Third Reich army during the Second World War

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Netherlands to Issue 2020 Gold Ducat Coins by Reservation Only

By Coin & Currency Institute …. The Dutch Gold Ducat and Double Gold Ducat are appearing in another variation of their traditional, classic design for their 2020 issue. The first Gold Ducat with the legendary standing knight was struck in Holland under the United Provinces in 1586. The first Double Ducat came from the province […]

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Belgium: Anniversary of Europe’s first Train line celebrated with new silver Proof coins

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The National Bank of Belgium has released (22nd April) new silver Proof collector’s coins which remember the 185th anniversary of the first-ever train line that was built in Europe

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Belgium: Anniversary of Europe’s first Train line celebrated with new silver Proof coins

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The National Bank of Belgium has released (22nd April) new silver Proof collector’s coins which remember the 185th anniversary of the first-ever train line that was built in Europe

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Coin Profile – 2019 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Lion Dollar MS-70 PCGS (FS)

With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint presents a 1 oz Brilliant Uncirculated Lion Dollar restrike with a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide. In addition to these coins being an APMEXclusive®, we have partnered with PCGS to create a custom label made specifically for this coin. The design of the label […]

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Canada: 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, new Proof and colour coins honouring the Royal Canadian Army

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins that are in remembrance of a very special anniversary connecting two countries with an act of courage and bravery which remains, for many, the ultimate in sacrifice and heroism

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Belgium: Centenary anniversary of Antwerp’s Olympic Games remembered on new collector coins

The National Bank of Belgium has issued new collector coins which commemorate the country’s first and only time they hosted the Olympiad. Being the first Olympic Games held since the conclusion of the Great War, the Belgian city of Antwerp was chosen to offer some compensation after the misery the whole of the country had suffered during the especially fierce and deadly battles

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Netherlands: New gold and silver medals celebrate Eurovision Song Contest’s 65th anniversary, hosted this year in Rotterdam

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The Royal Dutch Mint has produced new gold and silver collector’s medals in celebration of one of Europe’s best-known talent contests: The indomitable Eurovision Song Contest

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Netherlands: New silver ducat series, “Knights and Castles,” launched

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The Royal Dutch Mint has launched a new silver Proof ducat series that combines the traditional depiction of the anonymous knight and also features additional representations of the Dutch province by including images of famous Dutch historic castles located in various towns and villages

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Belgium: City of Bruges celebrates 20 years as UNESCO World Heritage Site with new silver Proof coin

The National Bank of Belgium has issued (26th February) new silver collector coins in celebration of the City of Bruges, having been named a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site 20 years ago. The designation as a World Heritage Site as an international landmark is part of the United Nations recognition of having cultural, historical, scientific, or other forms of significance, which is legally protected by international treaties

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Royal Dutch Mint Silver Lion Coins From the Royal Dutch Mint – America’s First Dollar

With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint presents a 1 oz Brilliant Uncirculated Lion Dollar restrike with a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide. After a year of hiatus, APMEX is proud to bring back the highly anticipated and long overdue 2019 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Lion Dollar Restrike Coin. Lowest mintage […]

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Ireland: Latest silver Proof collector coins in “Modern Irish Musicians” series feature Phil Lynott

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced (6th November) that they will release their latest collector coins which is part of the series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians” that launched last year. The new silver Proof coins feature the singer Phil Lynott (1949–1986) and coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth

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Latvia: Latest silver Proof collector coin highlights “Gifts of the Forest”

The Bank of Latvia has launched (14th October) new silver Proof collector’s coins which focus on the country’s cultural relationship with nature and the affinity Latvians have with their forests. Entitled “Gifts of the Forest,” the coin’s issue is dedicated to Latvia’s values and sense of traditions created by the sense of belonging and uniting its people

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Latvia: Latest silver Proof collector coin highlights “Gifts of the Forest”

The Bank of Latvia has launched (14th October) new silver Proof collector’s coins which focus on the country’s cultural relationship with nature and the affinity Latvians have with their forests. Entitled “Gifts of the Forest,” the coin’s issue is dedicated to Latvia’s values and sense of traditions created by the sense of belonging and uniting its people

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Belgium: Brussels’ notable sculpture, Manneken Pis, celebrates 400th birthday with new coin

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The National Bank of Belgium will issue new collector coins which are in observance of the 400th anniversary of the placement of one of the country’s most recognised national symbols — the little statue of Manneken Pis

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Belgium: Brussels’ notable sculpture, Manneken Pis, celebrates 400th birthday with new coin

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The National Bank of Belgium will issue new collector coins which are in observance of the 400th anniversary of the placement of one of the country’s most recognised national symbols — the little statue of Manneken Pis

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Belgium: Extraordinary works of Renaissance artist Breugel the Elder feature on latest Europa Star coins

The National Bank of Belgium has issued new silver Proof collector coins which are part of the Europa Star programme, a unique numismatic project that was first launched in 2004, bringing various European monetary institutions together around a common annual theme. Each of the coins in this series has the unique characteristic of being marked with a stylised “E” logo which resembles the euro insignia, along with a star

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Belgium: Legendary cycler Briek Schotte features on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium has unveiled (14th August) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most well-known cyclists who achieved world-class standing in the Tour de France. Briek Schotte, who is affectionately remembered as the “Last of the Flandrians” (from West-Flanders) to have achieved such international recognition for his efforts in professional cycling

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Belgium: Legendary cycler Briek Schotte features on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium has unveiled (14th August) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most well-known cyclists who achieved world-class standing in the Tour de France. Briek Schotte, who is affectionately remembered as the “Last of the Flandrians” (from West-Flanders) to have achieved such international recognition for his efforts in professional cycling

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Netherlands: Special medal celebrates 70th anniversary of the founding of the Dutch Cancer Society

The Royal Dutch Mint has launched (15th August) a new medal which is a special issue to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s National Cancer Research Centre in 1949. The Dutch Cancer Society was established by Her Majesty Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, who, after her abdication in September 1948 was known as Her Royal Highness Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

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Netherlands: Special medal celebrates 70th anniversary of the founding of the Dutch Cancer Society

The Royal Dutch Mint has launched (15th August) a new medal which is a special issue to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s National Cancer Research Centre in 1949. The Dutch Cancer Society was established by Her Majesty Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, who, after her abdication in September 1948 was known as Her Royal Highness Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

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Ireland: Centenary of first trans-Atlantic flight celebrated on new silver crown coin

On behalf of the Minister for Finance, the Central Bank of Ireland has issued (10th July) €15 silver Proof coins to mark the centenary anniversary of transatlantic aviation. It was on the 15th June 1919 that John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed their Vickers Vimy airplane in a bog near Clifden County, Galway

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Belgium: 50th anniversary of historic lunar landing captured on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium will issue (21st July) new collector coins which honour one of the world’s most historic events — the day when the first man set foot on the Moon. It will be exactly 50 years ago when the first human set foot on the moon

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World Coin News – Gold and Silver Coins Commemorate Beemster UNESCO Heritage Site

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The second official Dutch commemorative coin of 2019, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance and struck by the Royal Dutch Mint is the Beemster Euro Coin. Every year, since 2012, special commemorative coins have been issued celebrating Dutch World Heritage. The Kingdom of the Netherlands currently has 10 […]

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Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg: New collaborative mint set features national airports theme

The latest 2019-dated Mint sets featuring the euro circulation coins of the BENELUX region have been brought together in a new presentation which is a collaborative effort of each monetary authority.
The new set, which is part of an ongoing combined presentation since the introduction of the single currency, brings together all of the euro-denominated circulation coins of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg — known collectively as the BENELUX region

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Malta: New silver coins remember centenary anniversary of the Sette Giugno Riots

The Central Bank of Malta has issued (4th June) new silver collector coins to mark an event in Maltese history remembered as an essential step to self-rule and eventual independence. The day is remembered on the 6th June, when, in 1919, four Maltese nationals died when fired upon by British soldiers

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King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands strikes new commemorative gold coin marking 100 years of Dutch aviation

Amsterdam, Netherlands — For the centenary celebrations of Dutch aviation, KLM (the national airline of the Netherlands), NLR (Dutch Aerospace Center), and GKN Fokker Technologies — the successors of the civil aviation manufacturers founded originally in 1919 — hosted an event on Thursday, 14th March to mark this important anniversary.
The coin designs were approved as the artist Marijke van Warmerdam interpreted the regulation with a slight difference

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New Zealand: Oldest lighthouse, Tiritiri Matangi, is featured on a new silver crown coin

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has issued new silver crown coins which feature one of the country’s oldest and still functioning lighthouses, the Tiritiri Matangi lighthouse. Also known as Tiritiri lighthouse, it is located on the island of the same name in Hauraki Gulf 28 kilometres (17 miles) north of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand

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Netherlands Celebrates 100 Years of Dutch Aviation, World’s Oldest Operating Airline

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Royal Dutch Mint’s first official Netherlands commemorative coins of 2019 are the Aviation 5 and 10 euros in honor of 100 years of Dutch aviation. KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij or Royal Airline Company), NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, a major technological institute) and aircraft manufacturer Fokker […]

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The Netherlands celebrates 100 years of Dutch aviation and the world’s oldest operating airline

The Royal Dutch Mint’s first official Netherlands commemorative coins of 2019 are the Aviation five and 10-euros in honor of 100 years of Dutch aviation.
KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, or “Royal Airline Company”), NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, a major technological institute), and aircraft manufacturer Fokker all celebrate their 100th anniversaries in 2019

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The Netherlands celebrates 100 years of Dutch aviation and the world’s oldest operating airline

The Royal Dutch Mint’s first official Netherlands commemorative coins of 2019 are the Aviation five and 10-euros in honor of 100 years of Dutch aviation.
KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, or “Royal Airline Company”), NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, a major technological institute), and aircraft manufacturer Fokker all celebrate their 100th anniversaries in 2019

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Dutch Mint celebrates its 10 cents

The Kingdom of the Netherlands came into being in 1815 following the defeat of Napoleon. It readopted the guilder as its primary unit of currency.
In 1817, the guilder was decimalized and the first coins issued, a copper 1 cent (KM-47) and a silver 3 guilders (KM-40)

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Netherlands: 11th silver ducat in current series focuses on the province of Groningen

The Royal Dutch Mint has released (6th December) the latest silver ducat which is part of their current series, with this coin featuring the historical province of Groningen. The silver ducat was once a very important means of payment for international Dutch trade between 1659 and 1816

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Denmark: National Bank’s 200th anniversary remembered with new Brilliant Uncirculated mint set

The Royal Danish Mint has released (3rd December) a new collector Brilliant Uncirculated mint set which also remembers the 200th anniversary of the founding of the country’s central bank. The anniversary is this year’s mint set theme which describes the 200-year history of the coins

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Royal Dutch Mint Wraps up 2018 With New Silver, Gold Coins

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The Royal Dutch Mint is closing 2018 with an array of coin issues that span the history of the Netherlands from the 16th century to date, and from Europe to the Americas. Wageningen University, in Gelderland, was established 100 years ago. It is ranked as the best university […]

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Ireland: Presentation and official launch of latest collector coin honouring singer Rory Gallagher

The Central Bank of Ireland has officially unveiled and launched their new silver collector coins which feature singer Rory Gallagher (1948–1995) that are the first in a three-coin series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians.”
The coin commemorates the world-renowned musician with an image of Rory Gallagher playing the guitar against a backdrop of a vinyl record over an image of a map of the world

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Belgium: New 2018 mint set features commemorative medal celebrating fifth anniversary of accession of King Philip

The National Bank of Belgium has authorised the release of new mint sets dated “2018” that will include all eight denominations of the euro coinage in circulation within the Euro-zone area, and, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the accession of King Philip, a special anniversary medal has been included in the set. Included in the set is the current series of Belgian coins depicting HM King Philip, who succeeded his father King Albert II upon his abdication on the 17th July 2013

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Netherlands and United States: Exceptional presidential gift of scarce gold commemorative coin to be auctioned

The Schulman Numismatists, auctioneers in Amsterdam, have included a scarce and very rare gold coin minted in 1982 which commemorated the 200th year of Dutch-American friendship that will go under the hammer on the 29th and 30th June. It is understood that the 50-gulden coin was presented to President Ronald Reagan for the occasion of the state visit of HM Queen Beatrix and HRH Prince Claus, which also marked the 200th year of friendship between the two countries

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Netherlands: Coins for 100th birthday of “The Flying Housewife” Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four gold medals at 1948 London Olympics

Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, was described by the International Olympic Committee as, “unlike anyone the Olympics had seen before or since.” Some thought she was too old

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World Coin News – Netherlands Commemorates 100th Birthday of “The Flying Housewife”

Fanny Blankers-Koen known as The Flying Housewife at the time, Won Four Gold Medals at 1948 London Olympics By Coin & Currency Institute …… Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, the Netherlands was, the International Olympic Committee says, “unlike anyone the Olympics had […]

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World Coin News – Netherlands Commemorates 100th Birthday of “The Flying Housewife”

Fanny Blankers-Koen known as The Flying Housewife at the time, Won Four Gold Medals at 1948 London Olympics By Coin & Currency Institute ……   Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, the Netherlands was, the International Olympic Committee says, “unlike anyone the Olympics […]

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Five-euro commemorative coin issued to mark 10 year anniversary of Malta’s adoption of the euro

The Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic commemorative coin on May 9 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Malta’s adoption of the euro currency. This coin was struck by the Royal Dutch Mint in Brilliant Uncirculated cupro-nickel and has a limited mintage of just 2,000

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World Coin News – Central Bank of Malta Commemorates 10 Years of Euro

  On 9 May 2018, the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin to commemorate 10 years since adopting the euro. The coin, which will be struck in cupro-nickel, has a face value of €5 and is only legal tender in Malta. It has a weight of 15.50g and a diameter of 33mm. The […]

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Netherlands: New gold and silver coins celebrate four-time gold medal Olympian Fanny Blankers-Koen

The Royal Dutch Mint has launched (25th April) new collector coins which are the second commemoratives issued in the series of Dutch sporting icons. The first coin highlighted the football career of Johan Cruijff issued last year

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Netherlands: First silver ducat issued for 2018 focuses on province of Overijssel

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (8th February) the latest design for their first silver Ducat dated 2018. The province featured on this coin is Overijssel, which is a member of the traditional Dutch provinces with a strong connection to Europe’s Hanseatic League and the cities associated with it

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Netherlands: Latest silver Proof ducat coin features the historical province of Friesland

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued (15th December) the latest silver ducat in their present series entitled “The Twelve Provinces,” which highlights all of the provinces which comprise the current Kingdom of the Netherlands. The traditional trade coin, which was a staple of European commerce in addition to many colonial states in the Americas, Asia, and Africa, is re-created to exact specifications and issued in a variety of designs

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World Coin News – Bank of Malta Commemorates Women’s Right to Vote

By Central Bank of Malta …… On December 1, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to mark the 70th anniversary of the coming into force of the 1947 constitution, which enshrined the principle of universal suffrage to all persons over 21 years of age. This was the first time that Maltese […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Malta Commemorative Coin Women’s Right to Vote

By Central Bank of Malta …… On December 1, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to mark the 70th anniversary of the coming into force of the 1947 constitution, which enshrined the principle of universal suffrage to all persons over 21 years of age. This was the first time that Maltese […]

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Latvia: Centenary anniversary of the Latvian Provisional National Council celebrated on new silver coin

The Bank of Latvia have issued (4th December) a new silver coin which is in remembrance of the-then province’s first session of the Latvian Provisional National Council (LPNC) held in Valka 100 years ago, one of the most significant events which resulted in establishing Latvia’s statehood.
Between a complicated and vast war breaking out in Europe in late 1914 and the abdication of Czar Nicholas II in March 1917, circumstances all over the would-be former empire were about to change significantly

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World Coins – Latvia Commemorates Centennial of Step Towards Statehood in Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Monday, 4 December, the Cashier’s Offices of the Bank of Latvia and the sales platform e-monetas.lv will launch the sale of the silver collector coin “The First Session of LPNC”. The coin is dedicated to the first session of the Latvian Provisional National Council (LPNC) held in Valka 100 […]

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MA-Shops: New Dutch Coin Dealer a Prestigious Name in Numismatics

By MA-Shops.com ……   Jongeling Numismatic Consultancy provides a wide variety of services in the field of numismatics. Both individuals and business clients are welcome. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced collector, a coin dealer or a museum with a numismatic collection, we would be glad to be of service! Contact us free […]

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Latvia: National folklore song “Smith Forges in the Sky” features on latest silver collector coin

The Bank of Latvia have issued (2nd November) a new silver coin which is dedicated to Latvian folk songs, and features some lines from one of them, titled “Smith Forges in the Sky.” The Latvian name for folk songs, “dainas,” is borrowed from Lithuanian and has become a keyword for the folk song tradition and the accomplishments of Krišjānis Barons (1835–1923), as well as a symbol of the Latvian identity

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Israel: Biblical Art series continues with gold and silver coins featuring the story of creation, Adam and Eve

The Bank of Israel have issued (30th October) a new set of coins which feature the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. According to the story of creation in the Old Testament, God created Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden (or the Garden of Delight) — the best place on earth — where pleasant trees and fruits were in abundance and there was no need to work hard

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Netherlands: New silver Proof ducat coin representing the historical province of Utrecht is issued

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued (29th September) the latest silver ducat in their present series,“Silver Ducats.” The traditional trade coin, which was a staple of European commerce and in many colonial states in the Americas, Asia, and Africa, is re-created to exact specifications and issued in a variety of designs

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World Coin News – Bank of Latvia Issues New 5 Euro Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 2 November, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Smith forges in the sky” dedicated to Latvian folk songs. The graphic design of the collector coin was created by artist Edgars Folks, whereas the author of the plaster model was Ligita Franckeviča. […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Names New Mint Master, 1st Coins Issued in Exclusive Sets

By Coin & Currency Institute …. On September 17, the Royal Dutch Mint announced the appointment of its new Mint Master, Stephan Satijn. This will mark a change in Dutch coinage. From now on, all Netherlands coins and medals will will have a new Mint Master´s privy mark. This tradition dates back hundreds of years […]

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Aruba: National bird, prikichi, features on new colourful silver coin

The Central Bank of Aruba have issued (12th October) a new silver crown-size coin which celebrates the island nation’s national bird — the “prikichi.” Responding to a concerted effort and request by Aruban Bird Conservation, the Council of Ministers of Aruba approved a proposal to declare the prikichi Aruba’s national bird on the 7th February 2017

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Aruba: National bird, prikichi, features on new colourful silver coin

The Central Bank of Aruba have issued (12th October) a new silver crown-size coin which celebrates the island nation’s national bird — the “prikichi.” Responding to a concerted effort and request by Aruban Bird Conservation, the Council of Ministers of Aruba approved a proposal to declare the prikichi Aruba’s national bird on the 7th February 2017

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Latvia: Outstanding poet honoured and remembered with new silver collector coins

The Latvijas Bankas have issued (5th October) two distinct and creative silver coins to honour one of the country’s more memorable and admired poets on the 150th anniversary of his birth. Eduards Veidenbaums (1867–1892) holds a special place in the hearts of many Latvians, as the power of his talent — while unknown to a wider range of readers during his own lifetime — has been recognised over the years and now plays an important role in Latvian poetry

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Latvia: Outstanding poet honoured and remembered with new silver collector coins

The Latvijas Bankas have issued (5th October) two distinct and creative silver coins to honour one of the country’s more memorable and admired poets on the 150th anniversary of his birth. Eduards Veidenbaums (1867–1892) holds a special place in the hearts of many Latvians, as the power of his talent — while unknown to a wider range of readers during his own lifetime — has been recognised over the years and now plays an important role in Latvian poetry

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World Coins – Latvia to Issue Eduards Veidenbaums Coin Set

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Thursday, 5 October, Bank of Latvia is issuing a unique set of collector coins dedicated to the outstanding Latvian poet Eduards Veidenbaums (1867–1892). The set of two coins forms a stylized image of a pair of spectacles. The face value of each silver coin is 2.5 euro. The […]

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World Coin News – Malta Commemorates St. Marija Convoy and George Cross Award

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 14 August 2017 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost issued a joint numismatic product to mark the 75th anniversary of the award of the George Cross to Malta, in April 1942, and the arrival of the providential convoy code named ‘Pedestal‘ in August 1942. The product will […]

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Netherlands: Football icon Johan Cruijff remembered on new gold and silver collector coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (5th September) new coins in gold and silver which honour one of the country’s more noteworthy footballers. Johan Cruiff (sometimes spelled “Cruyff”) is remembered as one of the Netherlands’ most talented players on the football pitch and, later, as a national team coach and manager

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Netherlands: Football icon Johan Cruijff remembered on new gold and silver collector coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (5th September) new coins in gold and silver which honour one of the country’s more noteworthy footballers. Johan Cruiff (sometimes spelled “Cruyff”) is remembered as one of the Netherlands’ most talented players on the football pitch and, later, as a national team coach and manager

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The Netherlands: 150 years of Dutch Red Cross celebrated with new gold and silver coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (16th May) new commemorative coins to mark the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dutch Red Cross, which was officially founded in 1867.
This anniversary is celebrated every year on the 8th May with a royal ceremony in the Ridderzaal in the Hague

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Netherlands to Issue 2017 Gold Ducats by Reservation Only

200th Anniversary of the Kingdom’s Gold Ducat Marked by a Special One-Time Design By Coin & Currency Institute …. An anniversary in Dutch coinage is occurring this year as The Netherlands marks the 200th anniversary of the minting of the Gold Ducat in its current design. To commemorate the occasion, the single Gold Ducat for […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to forge. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an equivalent […]

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Netherlands: 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander celebrated with new gold and silver coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched celebratory coins issued on the occasion of the 50th birthday of HM King Willem-Alexander, which will occur on the 27th April of this year. The coins, which are issued in both gold and silver, share the same commemorative designs and are also the first coins ever issued in celebration of the birthday of a Dutch head of state

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The Netherlands: “Lion daalder” reborn in new gold and silver bullion coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled their newest silver and gold 1-ounce coins, which are based on one of the world’s most well-known and trusted trade coins of the late 16th century. The famed lion daalder (or leeuwendaalder) was first minted by the Province of Holland in 1575 as a means of increasing trade between their many trading ports and outposts from Asia to the Americas, from Africa to Australia, and everywhere in between

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The Netherlands: “Lion daalder” reborn in new gold and silver bullion coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled their newest silver and gold 1-ounce coins, which are based on one of the world’s most well-known and trusted trade coins of the late 16th century. The famed lion daalder (or leeuwendaalder) was first minted by the Province of Holland in 1575 as a means of increasing trade between their many trading ports and outposts from Asia to the Americas, from Africa to Australia, and everywhere in between

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World Commemorative Coins – Malta Honors Lost Landmarks: Argotti Botanical Gardens Conservatory

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 28 February 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued numismatic coins in gold and silver depicting the Argotti Botanical Gardens Conservatory. The coins are issued under the Europa Program with the theme ‘the Age of Iron and Glass’ and bear the Europa Star logo. The gold coin has […]

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The Netherlands: Celebration medal marks 450 years of mint history

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued a new medal in celebration of Dutch numismatic history, which began in 1567 in the city of Utrecht, home of the Royal Dutch Mint. For centuries, gold and silver coins minted under the authorities of the Dutch provinces earned the highest respect for both their quality of production and their strict adherence to weight and purity standards

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The Netherlands: Celebration medal marks 450 years of mint history

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued a new medal in celebration of Dutch numismatic history, which began in 1567 in the city of Utrecht, home of the Royal Dutch Mint. For centuries, gold and silver coins minted under the authorities of the Dutch provinces earned the highest respect for both their quality of production and their strict adherence to weight and purity standards

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Some accounts even claimed that famous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock had personally led the attack against the coin. The only problem with that story? Comstock died in 1915… 2.) Minting history “The world of coins is […]

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World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 12 January 2017 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost are issuing a joint numismatic product to commemorate Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The product will consist of a silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica. The coin, struck at the Royal […]

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Latvia to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Honoring Artist Janis Rozentāls

By Bank of Latvia …. On Wednesday, 23 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 5 euro silver collector coin “Janis Rozentāls”. This unique silver collector coin featuring the popular painting The Princess and the Monkey in color is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the prominent Latvian painter Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916). The graphic design of […]

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Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

By Bank of Latvia …. Latvian collector coins “Rainis and Aspazija”, “500 Years of Livonian Ferding” and “Valse Mélancolique” gained recognition at Coin Constellation – 2016, the 10th international collector coin contest organized by the Water Mark Publishing House. Last week the results of the contest were announced in Moscow. Overall, more than 240 coins […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 16 September 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin in gold representing the copper four tari “patakka”. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). In 1566, Grand Master Jean de Valette embarked on the building […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 16 September 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin in gold representing the copper four tari “patakka”. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). In 1566, Grand Master Jean de Valette embarked on the […]

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Netherlands Features Province of Gelderland on Latest Silver Ducat

 
The Royal Dutch Mint has issued their latest silver Proof ducats, a denomination that has been used by the Dutch nation in some capacity for more than 350 years. The Dutch ducats enjoyed a particularly important chapter during early European and world trade as the coin was for a time considered the most reliable and trusted money in several regions, including the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas, where many of these coins were often found with counter-stamps

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The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. While […]

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Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca receives Dr Mario Vella, Governor of Central Bank on a courtesy call and is presented with a commemorative coin and stamp issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of ex-Prime Minister Dom Mintoff By Central Bank of Malta …. On August 6, the Central Bank of Malta […]

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Netherlands Antilles War Hero George Maduro Honored on New Gold and Silver Coins

The Central Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, under the authority of the Netherlands Antilles, has issued (August 4) new silver and gold coins paying homage to one of the Netherlands’ wartime heroes on the occasion of the anniversary of his 100th birthday. George John Lionel Maduro (1916 –1945) is remembered as the only Dutch person of Antillean descent to have been awarded (posthumously) the Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, which is the oldest and highest honor of the kingdom

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Aruba Celebrates 30 years of “Status Aparte” or Independence on Colorful New Coin

The Centrale Bank van Aruba has issued (August 4) a new coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of the year the island attained its status as a separate entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, gaining its own national flag and anthem in 1976.
Aruba did not become officially independent until January 1, 1986

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Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Wadden Sea 5 Euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint honor one of the world’s largest intertidal habitats, located in the northern region of the Netherlands. The 2016-dated silver-plated five-euro coins are made from a base metal copper alloy, and the silver Proof version is made from 0.925-fine silver. Colored coin varieties […]

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Netherlands 2016 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Wadden Sea 10 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Wadden Sea 10 Euro gold coin, issued by the Royal Dutch Mint, commemorates one of the largest intertidal habitats in the world. Located in northern Europe and bordering the nations of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, the Wadden Sea is a unique 4,400-square-mile conservation area that is home to a chain of islands […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Gold, Silver Coins to Celebrate Art of Antonio Sciortino

By Central Bank of Malta …. On 25 April 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue numismatic coins in gold and silver celebrating the art of Antonio Sciortino. The coins are issued under the Europa Programme with the theme ‘modern 20th century’ and bear the Europa Star logo. The gold coin has a face […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia…. On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as an image […]

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Malta to Issue Silver Coin and Stamp to Honor Commonwealth Mtg.

By Central Bank of Malta….   The Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost p.l.c. will be launching a joint numismatic product commemorating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in Malta between 27 and 29 November 2015. This joint product will consist of a silver coin issued by the Central Bank […]

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Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Malta…. On 5 October 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued the fifth coin in a series of €2 commemorative coins highlighting milestones in Malta’s Constitutional History. The theme of this coin is ‘Republic – 1974’. The coin reverse is the common €2 side designed by Luc Luycx. The coin obverse […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia…. On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and Jānis […]

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Latest Dutch UNESCO Heritage Site Featured on New Gold & Silver Coins

The Royal Dutch Mint has launched the latest coins in their ongoing Dutch UNESCO heritage sites series, first launched in 2012.
The 2015-dated coins feature the Netherlands’ most important industrial national heritage site, the former Van Nelle Factory, located on the Delfhavense Schie in the city of Rotterdam

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International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

By The European Central Bank, Directorate of General Communications…. The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 March 2015 and was the first […]

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New King’s Effigy Appears on Dutch Caribbean Circulation Coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have released the 2014 dated circulation coin set in brilliant uncirculated (BU) quality for collectors which includes the new definitive portrait of HM King Willem-Alexander on the two highest denomination coins. The 5 Gulden, 2 ½ Gulden and 1 Guilder coins bear the likeness of the king who faces to the right in contrast to the previous coins which saw his predecessor and Mother, Queen Beatrix, facing to the left – as is custom for reigning Dutch monarchs to alternate facing directions when they succeed to the throne

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Netherlands: King’s Medal Celebrates First Anniversary of Accession

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued (29th April) an official medal which marks the first anniversary of the abdication of the country’s last monarch Queen Beatrix and the accession of its current head of state King Willem-Alexander on the 30th April 2013. On the day of the new King’s investiture, the Dutch kingdom had welcomed its first King in more than 123 years – the Netherlands had not seen a male sovereign since the reign of King Willem III when his only child, Princess Wilhelmina succeeded him in 1890

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Fitting Tribute to Former Queen Beatrix on New Commemorative Coin

The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled a new commemorative coin which pays tribute to the country’s former Queen Beatrix who after a reign of exactly 33 years – formally abdicated as head of State in favor of her eldest son, the Prince of Orange who succeeded his mother as King Willem-Alexander.
Princess Beatrix herself acceded to the Dutch throne on the 30th April 1980 upon the abdication of her mother Queen Juliana (1909 – 2004) who in a tearful ceremony congratulated her daughter as the country’s new Queen

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Netherlands: New Silver Ducat Features First-Time Province Design

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (10th April) their latest silver Ducat design, which is the first such coin for 2014 as well as being the first Ducat representing the province of Drenthe, located in the northeast of the country. It is bordered by Overijssel to the south, Friesland to the west, Groningen to the north, and Germany to the east

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