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Two euro coin of The Netherlands

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Commissioned by
Royal Dutch Mint and
the Ministry of Finance
(The Netherlands)

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.

Committee of advice of the Royal Dutch Mint
Suzan Drummen (beeldend kunstenaar),
Stani Michiel (architect en beeldend kunstenaar),
Els van Odijk (directeur Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten)
Frans Weijer (numiscaat)
Maarten Brouwer (muntmeester, algemeen directeur Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt)
Eric Ligthart (voorzitter, plv. Hoofd van deafdeling Institutioneel Beleid en Integriteit van de directie Financiële Markten, ministerie van Financiën).