Two euro coin of The Netherlands
Royal Dutch Mint and
the Ministry of Finance
This is the first 2 euro coin of King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands that we designed in conjunction with Claudia Linders.
The coin incorporates the seven en-profil portraits of each Dutch monarch since 1815 - (King Willem I, Willem II, Willem III, the Queens Wilhelmina, Juliana & Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander).
The linear portraits intertwine and connect one within the other as the single ribbon itself creates the seven profiles - symbolic of the continuity of both the royal generations and the many provinces united into one country.
The line is designed as a ribbon to give expression to the ceremonial power of the kingdom and justice to the festivities associated with the celebration of bicentenary anniversary.
The text around the central design reads: “Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden” and “200 jaar Koninkrijk” (=200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands).
The first coin – in edition of 3,500,000 – will be minted on November 25, 2013 at The Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht.