Netherlands Complete Year Set - Abdication 2013

Obverse of Netherlands Complete Year Set - Abdication 2013

Please ignore the date on the coins

Details The Year Set consists of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc).

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the oldest reigning Dutch monarch, announced her abdication three days before her 75th birthday. After 33 years on the throne following her mother's abdication in 1980, Beatrix said she would relinquish the crown at the end of April 2013, leaving the monarchy to Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander, the oldest of her three sons.

The designs of the new Dutch series of euro coins were reveled in November 2013, created by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. The Netherlands won't mint any coins of 1 and 2 euro cent for circulation, however, these two denominations will be available in sets.

The second series shows the effigy of the new Head of State King Willem-Alexander. On the 1-, 2- , 5-, 10-, 20- and 50-euro cent coins the effigy is separated in two parts by an area with a vertical line. On the 1- and 2-euro coins the design shows at the right side of the effigy three vertical lines.

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